Following the summer season around the corner, arrangements have been firmed up by BSES discoms to source adequate electricity to meet the power demand of over 42 lakhs consumers in national Capital. These arrangements include long term ‘Power Purchase Agreements’ (PPAs) and banking arrangements with other states including Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Manipur and Sikkim.
According to a senior official, BSES discoms will get upto 865 Mega Watt (MW) of power through banking arrangements. “Apart from this, BRPL will also get 100 MW of wind power from April 2019. Of this 50 MW is already being received. In case of unforeseen contingencies because of low generation and outages in power plants, the discoms will purchase short-term power from the exchange,” said the senior official.