Centre issues guidelines on unallocated power to prevent misuse by states

Centre issues guidelines on unallocated power to prevent misuse by states

The government has issued guidelines to ensure they states do not misuse electricity allocated from coal-based power stations of Central PSUs.

If any state is found selling power in power exchange or not scheduling this unallocated power, their unallocated power may be temporarily reduced or withdrawn and reallocated to other states which are in need of such power, an official statement issued by Union power ministry said.

Normally, 15% of capacity of Central power generating stations is reserved as unallocated quota, which is distributed among states as per a fixed formulae.

“Under these guidelines, the states have been requested to use the unallocated power for supplying electricity to the consumers of the state; and in case of surplus power, the states are requested to intimate so that this power can be reallocated to other needy state,” it said

The power ministry also said it has directed

and DVC to ensure that distribution companies of Delhi get as much as power as requisitioned by them as per their demand. The directions follows a statement made by Delhi power minister Satyendra Jain on Monday that the state’s power plants are left with 2-3 days’ stock while NTPC was operating plants supplying to the state at half capacity.

The maximum demand of Delhi was 4536 Mw and 96.2 Million units on October 10. “As per the information received from Delhi discoms, there was no outage on account of power shortage, as the required amount of power was supplied to them,” the power ministry said.

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