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UPERC?s validity questioned

THE UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has raised questions over the validity of the newly formed State Transmission Corporation and has asked its management to clarify the situation on October 17.

india Updated: Sep 27, 2006 01:31 IST

THE UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has raised questions over the validity of the newly formed State  Transmission Corporation and has asked its management to clarify the situation on October 17.

The Commission raised objections to a letter received by it from the Transmission Corporation. “What is this Transmission Corporation? Who gave licence to it? Was any notification issued for its creation?,” asked the commission.

UPERC Chairman Vijoy Kumar said that it was only by default that the Commission came to know about the existence of the transmission utility.

Neither the Government nor the UPPCL ever informed the commission about it, he said. The UPPCL, a distribution company, a few days back claimed to have dissociated itself from the transmission of power as required under the Electricity Act. It also claimed to have carved out a different corporation responsible for transmission of electricity.

Meanwhile, the UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) on Monday issued a conditional no objection certificate (NOC) for setting up of 250 MW units two each at the Harduaganj and the Parichha thermal stations.

As per the conditions put by the UPPCB, the UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd will have to develop a green belt on the 33 per cent of the plot area of the new power units and ensure cent per cent use of the fly coming from the units.

Besides, it would also be required to adopt a zero-discharge system to avoid any industrial discharge.