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No power crisis in Delhi; Centre directs NTPC, DVC to use quota under PPAs

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Keeping in view the Declared Capacity (DC) offered to the Delhi DISCOMs in last 10 days, Ministry of power has issued instructions on NTPC and DVC to secure power supply to Delhi.

This will ensure that distribution companies of Delhi will get as much as power as requisitioned by them as per their demand.

The central power utilities, NTPC and DVC have been directed to offer the normative declared capacity (DC) to the Delhi DISCOMS as per their allocations made to them under respective PPAs, 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.

Besides, NTPC will also offer the normative declared capacity (DC) to the Delhi DISCOMS as per their allocations from gas based power plants as per the terms of PPAs.

The gas available from all sources including SPOT, LT-RLNG etc may be included while offering the DC to Delhi DISCOMs, a power ministry statement said.

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power in power exchange or not scheduling this unallocated power, their unallocated power may be temporarily reduced or withdrawn and reallocated to other States which are in need of such power.