Union Power Minister RK Singh on Saturday, 30 April, conducted a review of the coal stock position in thermal power plants, including those supplying power to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Delhi, ANI reported.
Singh issued directions to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), and Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) to ensure secure power supply to the national capital.
Stating that there has been "no shortage of electricity supply to the State of Delhi," the ministry, in a statement, noted that while the state's peak demand for the month of April hit 6,096 MegaWatts (MW), data provided by the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) said that there was no shortage in meeting the requirement.
It further mentioned that power distributors in Delhi – such as BSES Rajdhani and Yamuna, as well as Tata Power – were getting power from power plants based on their declared power capacity.
While Delhi's Generation Capacity was 3,056 MW, but combined with Central Generating Stations, a total capacity of 6,892 MW was made available to the state.
The Power Ministry provided detailed discrete figures on the amount of power being supplied via power plants to Delhi, stating that all of them had sufficient coal stock reserves.
However, it noted that two state-owned power plants – Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited (IPGCL) and Pragati Power Corporation Limited (PPCL) – were running at partial capacity and needed to ramp up production to meet Delhi's power requirement.
(With inputs from ANI.)