Aravali Power Company has warned BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna that their power supply will be terminated due to non-payment of dues worth over Rs 20 crore. Aravali Power, a joint venture between NTPC and two other companies, has threatened to stop power supply to the two BSES entities from the midnight of October 7.
When contacted, a BSES spokesperson said all current bills of the company have been cleared and that there is no overdue payment. “BSES is committed to paying all its dues, as it is to its 28 lakh consumers, and we will make all efforts to ensure no inconvenience is caused to our customers,” the spokesperson said.
Aravali Power is estimated to be supplying 166MW of electricity every month to the two BSES utilities. According to separate but similarly worded notices sent to the two discoms, the total outstanding dues till September 30 are worth over Rs 20.52 crore.
While BSES Rajdhani owes about Rs 12.62 crore, BSES Yamuna has outstanding dues of Rs 7.9 crore. The two BSES utilities account for more than 70% of power supply in Delhi. While BSES Rajdhani caters to west and south Delhi, BSES Yamuna supplies electricity to east and central Delhi.
Going by the notices, there is no Letter of Credits (LCs) in favour of Aravali Power from the two entities as on September 30.