1. Negotiate with other states Haryana’s power utilities can tie up with other states for supplying electricity to Gurgaon. Timely negotiation will not only enhance power availability in the city but also bring down the purchase price.
2. Generate more power Haryana needs to augment power generation capacity. When the 1,500 MW Aravalli power plant is ready in 2011, both Delhi and Haryana will draw 750 MW each from it. More such power plants are needed.
3. Set up captive plants Another option is to set up small, localised power plants or captive power plants in high load areas. The gestation period for such units is short. In Delhi, power utility NDPL is setting up a 108 MW gas-based plant in Rithala.
4. Encourage conservation Consumers need to be given incentives for conserving power. Delhi, for instance, can save about 625 MW power by switching to CFLs. The potential in Gurgaon is equally large.
5. Compulsory load shedding Gurgaon could implement compulsory load shedding in its industrial areas. In Tamil Nadu, all industries, including IT companies and manufacturing units, have to compulsorily shut down power once a week.