Damodar Valley Corp threatens to cut power in south, east Delhi
You are likely to face even more outages as the state-run Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has threatened to snap power supply to south and east Delhi.delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2012 00:12 IST
You are likely to face even more outages as the state-run Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has threatened to snap power supply to south and east Delhi.
The DVC has claimed that two discoms — BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) — have not paid their dues worth R330 crore.
While a BSES spokesperson said they have not received any regulation notice from DVC, he did admit to having been unable to pay arrears to the corporation.
“We have not been able to recover the costs due to artificially suppressed tariffs over the past few years. Banks are reluctant to grant loans to the power sector. It has become increasingly difficult to meet the payment commitments to generators supplying power,” said a BSES spokesperson.
Delhi is already reeling under power cuts. On Thursday, the peak demand touched 5271 MW. Many areas such as Rohini, Janakpuri, Chattarpur, Mehrauli, Jangpura, Sarita Vihar faced long outages.
“There was no electricity in our society for at least 16 hours. When we complained, they said it was due to a cable fault. No one answers when we call on the helpline number,” rued Sanjiv Kumar from Rohini.
“The DVC has repeatedly requested the two discoms to clear the outstanding dues immediately or else face the non-supply of power,” a DVC statement said on Thursday.
BSES also owes R1,300 crore to two Delhi government-owned power generation companies — Pragati Power Corporation Ltd and Indraprastha Power Generation Corporation. Both have threatened to cut off supply.