BY TC News Desk
Agartala: April 01. In a bid to increase the production of electricity the state would soon get an ‘electric energy storage’ system and for which a team from the central government would arrive in the state, said power minister Ratan Lal Nath.
Power Minister Nath yesterday met Union Power Minister RK Singh to discuss the power sector of the state.
While speaking with media this evening at Agartala, Minister Nath said, “Yesterday I met Union Power Minister RK Singh related to Tripura power sector. In the meeting I informed him about our work that has been done in the last five years and have also informed him about the upcoming plan. During the meeting, I urged the union minister to help Tripura in the development of the power sector”.
He further informed that during the meeting he has placed a demand to set up an ‘electric energy storage’ system in Tripura.
“With the union minister we had held a detailed discussion and he has assured us to help. During the meeting, I requested that the state government is planning to set up ‘electrical energy storage’ and for which the help of the central government is necessary. We are ready to help with logistic support, land and etc. We don’t have any storage system. In the northeast, we don’t have power storage. If we can store the power we have a Special Economy Zone in Sabroom in the South district which is near Chittagong port in Bangladesh and can export it to other parts of the country. This ‘electrical energy storage’ will be also helpful for other Northeastern states. He said he will immediately send a team to inspect the matter”, said Nath.
He further informed the union minister to direct National Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd (NVVN) to release a pending fund of Rs 145.20 crore to Tripura.