Sunday, September 4, 2016

Enough power to meet NTPC shortfall, claims BSES

New Delhi: BSES on Friday claimed that Delhiites would not suffer from power cuts if NTPC decides to suspend supply of 450MW to discoms Rajdhani and Yamuna from Aravali Power Company Private Limited (APCPL) from Sunday.

A high-level meeting was held on Friday between the generation and distribution companies, a day after NTPC sent a regulation notice to BSES for non-payment of dues amounting to Rs 961.58 crore. While the companies are in talks about a settlement plan, BSES officials told TOI that they had backup plans ready in case plans did not materialise and they did not get 450MW power from the Aravali plant.
"The power demand between September and March in BSES areas ranges from 2,600-3,000MW. We have a long term power arrangement of around 3800MW for this period, apart from power banking with other states. In case of unforeseen circumstances, we will buy power from the exchange at economical rates," said a BSES spokesperson.

The discom said that power could also be commissioned from Delhi's plants at a short notice if there was a sudden gap in demand and supply. "Because of surplus power, plants like Bawana and Pragati are on standby. They can be restated at a short notice if the need arises," said the spokesperson.

APCPL, which is run by NTPC at Jhajjar, has been supplying power to the BSES power distribution firms since March 5, 2011.

The power allocated to them is 445 MW (372MW to Rajdhani and 73MW to Yamuna) and average monthly energy bill is about Rs 87 crore (Rs 73 crore to BRPL and Rs 14 crore to BYPL) for the current financial year.

with thanks : TOI : LINK

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