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Ministry of Power issues instructions to NTPC and DVC to secure power supply to Delhi

Ministry of Power said, the maximum power demand of Delhi was 4 thousand 5 hundred 36 Mega Watt peak and 96.2 Million Units Energy on 10th of this month. It said, 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.

Keeping in view the Declared Capacity offered to the Delhi DISCOMs in last 10 days, Ministry of power has issued instructions to NTPC and DVC to secure power supply to Delhi. Power Ministry said, this will ensure that distribution companies of Delhi will get as much as power as requisitioned by them as per their demand. The Ministry has directed that NTPC and DVC may offer the normative declared capacity to the Delhi DISCOMS as per their allocations made to them under power purchase agreements, from their coal based power stations. Both NTPC and DVC have committed to provide as much electricity to Delhi as demanded by DISCOMs of Delhi.

NTPC may offer the normative declared capacity to the Delhi DISCOMS as per their allocations from gas based power plants made to them under power purchase agreements. The gas available from all sources including SPOT, LT-RLNG etc may be included while offering the declared capacity to Delhi DISCOMs.

In addition, guidelines have also been issued regarding utilisation of unallocated power to meet the increased demand from the coal based power generation. 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. Further, 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power in power exchange or not scheduling this unallocated power, their unallocated power may be temporarily reduced or withdrawn and reallocated to other States which are in need of such power.

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