The erstwhile Mysore State had the enviable and glorious position of establishing the first major Hydroelectricity generating station at Shivasamudram as early as 1902 for commercial operation.
Karnataka has always been at the forefront of power generation.
Karnataka has a total installed capacity of 11,439.74 MW. i.e., 6.7% of the total power generated in the country (Dec 2010).
Asia's 1st major hydro electric generating station was set up in Karnataka in 1902 Karnataka ranks 2nd in installed hydro capacity at 3599.8 MW
Ownership share: State - 57%, Private sector -32%, Central - 11%
Proposed & ongoing projects of 18183 MW
Areas for investment under PPP:
The potential opportunities to attract investments in Energy Sector in PPP are:
Upgradation of Transmission Network through PPP
Expansion of Transmission Network through joint venture route
Franchise Model to reduce AT&C losses in high loss area
Franchise Model in billing - collection effecting profit share mechanism
Development of smart grids
Development of IT initiatives
The development of Solar park for facilitating evacuation of power and providing land to Solar Power Developers
Development of 700 MW Gas based Power Project in Tumkur under Merchant Power Plant route.
Encouraging the Private Sector to set up Gas/Coal based small capacity plants between 100MW - 300 MW under Merchant Power Plant route by availing/obtaining water from the sewage treatment plants.
Renovation, Modernization, up rating and life extension of old Thermal and Hydro Power Projects.
Development of Distributed Generation of 75MW-100MW under bid route on similar lines of case-1 bidding near the load centers by availing/obtaining water from the sewage treatment plants/rain water harvesting plants etc.