This article was originally published on December 18, 2016 and has been updated with the latest news.
The government has given the green signal to the state-owned propane generator maker, and the power generated by it will be supplied to homes across the country.
The generator will generate 1,200 MW of electricity, a third more than the power it currently supplies to the power grid, according to the Centre for Monitoring and Analysis of Energies and Natural Resources (CMEMR).
The generator is not the only one that the state government has approved for its power.
The government has also approved three large power plants for generating electricity.CMEMRE says the power from the generators will be used in the power sector for more than 50 years, which means the power is unlikely to be tapped for commercial purposes anytime soon.
The move comes after the government granted permission to a power generator manufacturer to construct an offshore wind farm at Parakkad in the Gulf of Kutch in West Bengal, the state’s energy and hydropower minister B S Ananth Kumar said on Thursday.
The proposed offshore windfarm is expected to generate 1.7 GW of electricity from hydro and renewable energy.