JAMES ON REVENUE GENERATION
He further informed that the government is bringing in new technology used all over the world, which has proven to bring down AT&C losses.
"We are bringing this technology to Meghalaya. The revenue is not just from consumers who pay the electricity bill. We are also looking to increase the generation so we do not rely on power sources from outside the State," the power minister added.
He said that the state is also going in a big way into solar for clean and renewable energy.
"We have to increase our generating capacity from clean and renewable energy like hydropower. If we are able to increase it, then we will be able to open a new chapter in the history of the State and generate power like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the states that earn a sizable chunk of revenue from hydropower," he said.
Pointing out that Meghalaya has a generating capacity of 3300 Megawatt, Sangma rued that the state is still stuck at five per cent of its generating capacity in hydro.
He further stated that during this short span of time, they will try to tap on the potential of hydropower and thereby increasing the generating capacity of the State.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)