Power News We love to talk!

FEB 18 2013

PCL gears up to face power crisis in summer months

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Mon 18th FEB 2013

Anticipating a huge demand-supply gap ahead, the UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) has started gearing upto meet the summer crisis. The corporation has moved the UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) seeking its nod for the short-term power purchase to meet the imminent power crisis from
Under the new rules, the utilities must seek prior permission from the regulator to make and short-term purchase of power for a longer period. “After the commission gives its approval, we will chalk out a plan to purchase electricity required to meet the expected gaps between April and August,” said a UPPCL official.

The corporation has anticipated a shortage of 35 million units of power a day from April to August when demand for power will be growing. The UPPCL will tie up with various sources to purchase power short-term power upto 15 days at a time. “The demandsupply gap last year was anything between 2000-3000 MW or more at any given day in the summer with the demand crossing 13,000 MW and the requirement is sure to go up by at least 10-15 % this year,” he added. Sources said that the state was expected to face a severe crisis this summer once again. “The demand-supply gap last year was anything between 2000-3000 MW at any given day in the summer with the demand crossing 13,000 MW and the requirement is sure to go up by at least 10-15 % this year,” they said.

Sources said that the situation is likely worsen this summer since there is no addition of new capacities. The Roza and Anpara C, owned by the Reliance and the Lanco, respectively, were two new plants that started power generation during last one year or so.

“But the existence of these plants is hardly a help because the owners self-trip their one or the other unit either because of shortage of coal or commercial disputes with the UPPCL,” said another official.


Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd Electricity Regulatory Commission Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Power web Electricity

Related News

  • Thermal power plants can save up to Rs 10,000 cr thru process improvement  Read more
  • CERC norms for renewable energy projects positive, need adequate transmission infra: ICRA  Read more
  • MERC verifies the compliance of RPO targets by Tata Power for 2013-14  Read more
  • Govt has auctioned coal linkages of 22 MT for non-regulated sectors so in current fiscal  Read more
  • GERC rectifies previous order and fixes tariff for TPL-Ds Dahej Supply Area  Read more
  • Petronet plans to build small plants to tap isolated gas fields  Read more
  • Centres extension of tax benefits to mega power projects unlikely to effect revival; heres why  Read more
  • Govt to review status of 32 coal blocks next week  Read more
  • Suzlon bags 50.4-MW project in AP  Read more
  • Private sector power plants can bid for states' coal quota  Read more