The Delhi Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (DERC), the ability regulator of the state, has written to the Union energy ministry requesting “to completely reallocate on pressing foundation” Delhi’s share of electrical energy from NTPC’s Dadri-I producing station.
The efficient price of energy from the Dadri-I plant involves Rs 6.50/ unit, making it one of many costliest energy stations offering electrical energy to the Nationwide Capital Area.
Delhi consumes 756 mega-watt energy from the Dadri-1 plant, comprising 90% of the unit’s whole capability. For the reason that Dadri-I station accomplished 25 years of operation in November 2020, as per the Central Electrical energy Regulatory Fee’s (CERC) 2019 tariff rules, electrical energy distribution firms (discoms) have the “first proper of refusal” for procuring electrical energy from previous energy crops.
The CERC not too long ago allowed Reliance Infrastructure-led BSES to strategy the Union energy ministry to relinquish electrical energy provide contract from the Dadri-I energy plant, as the proper to allocate or deallocate electrical energy from CPSE models lies with the central authorities.
BSES, in November 2020, had sought to cease taking energy from the Dadri-I producing station from December 1, 2020. BSES claimed that it needed to pay mounted expenses of about Rs 35 crore per thirty days to the Dadri-1 plant even when it didn’t supply electrical energy from the unit.
In line with the letter dated July 7, reviewed by FE, the DERC has requested the ministry to reallocate its share of energy from the plant “to different needy states with impact from December 1, 2020 to keep away from the burden of mounted price with none energy scheduled to finish customers of Delhi”.
Below contractual necessities, discoms need to proceed paying mounted price to thermal energy crops to get better the tasks’ capital expenditure and canopy debt obligations even when they don’t procure electrical energy. In line with a current report by Discussion board of Regulators, discoms in 12 states cumulatively pay a hefty Rs 17,500 crore a yr to mills for the ability they don’t use.