New Delhi, ANI. Power Crisis, Many states of the country have spoken of power crisis due to shortage of coal. Many states say that they are left with very little stock of coal. In such a situation, ensuring the supply for coal based thermal power plants is a big challenge. After which the Ministry of Power has come into action. The Ministry of Power has asked the states to use the unallocated power and also not to sell this power outside at high prices.
The Ministry of Power has asked all the states and union territories to use the unallocated power for supplying electricity to their consumers in the state. The Center has asked states not to use unallocated power to implement load shedding or sell it at exorbitant prices. This statement from the central government comes amid reports of a possible power crisis due to shortage of coal in some states.
In a memorandum, the Ministry of Power said that it has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Power that some states are not supplying electricity to their consumers and are imposing load shedding. Also, they are selling electricity at a higher price in the power exchange. Therefore, the states have been requested to use the unallocated power for supplying electricity to the consumers of the state, the power ministry said in its memorandum.
As per the guidelines for allocation of electricity, 15% of the power from the Central Generating Stations (CGS) is kept under “non-allocated power”, which is allocated by the central government to the needy states to meet the power requirement of the consumers. goes. Some Chief Ministers across the country have flagged the power crisis in their respective states due to shortage of coal in power generation plants. These states include Delhi, Punjab and Chhattisgarh.