Utilise unallocated power from central plants: Centre to states | India News


NEW DELHI: Amid growing concern over a coal shortage, the Energy Ministry on Tuesday called on states to use unassigned power of the Generating Plants (CGS) to satisfy the requirements of their own consumers.
“It has been observed that some states are not supplying energy to their consumers and impose load shedding in some areas. On the other hand, they are selling energy on the energy exchange at a high price,” the Energy Ministry said in a statement.
“States are requested to use unallocated energy to supply electricity to state consumers. In the event of surplus energy, states are requested to intimidate so that this energy can be reallocated to other states in need,” he added.
According to the guidelines for the allocation of power, 15 percent of CGS power is kept as “unallocated power” that is assigned by the central government to needy states to meet the consumer power requirement.
“If any state is found selling power in the power exchange or not programming this unassigned power, its unassigned power can be temporarily reduced or withdrawn and reallocated to other states that need it,” he said.
The statement comes a day later Union interior minister Amit shah held a high-level meeting with the minister of power RK Singh, minister of coal Prahlad Joshi together with senior officials.

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