Do not sell power in exchange and starve customers: Govt asks states to utilise unallocated electrical power

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Image Source: PTI Govt asks states

to utilise unallocated electrical energy The Power Ministry on Tuesday asked states to make use of unallocated power of the central producing stations (CGS) to satisfy the requirements of their own consumers amidst the ongoing coal scarcity crisis in the nation.

“It has actually been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Power that some states are not supplying power to their consumers and enforcing load shedding. At the same time, they are likewise offering power in the power exchange at a high rate,” a power ministry declaration said.

As per the guidelines for allowance of power, 15 per cent of power from CGS is kept as “unallocated power” which is allocated by the main federal government to clingy states to fulfill the requirement of power of the customers.

The obligation to supply power to the customers is of the distribution business and they must first serve their consumers who deserve to get 24×7 power.

Hence, the circulation companies should not sell the power in the power exchange and starve their own consumers, it mentioned.

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Image Source: ANI Power Ministry asks states to utilise unallocated power from central plants “The states have actually for that reason been asked for to utilize the unallocated power for supplying electrical power to the customers of the state. In case of surplus power, the states have actually been requested to intimate to the Government of India so that this power can be reallocated to other needy state”, it said.

In case any state is discovered that they are not serving their customers and selling power in the power exchanges at a higher rate, the unallocated power of such states shall be withdrawn and allocated to other clingy states, it included.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published at Tue, 12 Oct 2021 01:21:42 -0500