The North-East will have 5,000 MW of power available for consumption by 2014, Power Grid Corporation of India's CMD SK Chaturvedi said on Monday.
Although known to be a potential powerhouse, the region's peak demand is now 2,100 MW, but its own generation is only about 900 MW.
"About 1,200 MW is being transmitted to the region by Power Grid currently," Chaturvedi said, adding that four key projects coming up in the region would be onstream by 2013-14.
"The 740-MW Palatana thermal project executed by ONGC in Tripura and NTPC's Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (750 MW) would be exclusively for the region. The Palatana project should be commissioned by end of this year or early next year," he said on the sidelines of the IIM Shillong convocation here.