Power Stress Resolution – Two divergent approaches

During the four months from Mar to Jun 2018, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) had to purchase 6,749 MUs from high cost sources like power exchange, bilateral and spot LNG to fulfil their demand. The average cost for this procurement was Rs 4.30 per unit, about Rs 2 more than the tariff agreed by Adani Power Ltd (APL) in its bid. This means GUVNL paid Rs 1,350 crore more than what it should have paid had it insisted Adani to follow its contractual obligation.