Capital has enough power, even to sell to other states, claims power minister Jain
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Tuesday blamed outages in the city to poor distribution network of private power discoms.
Delhi power minister Satyendra Jain told reporters that the city was facing outages due to “local faults” and not due to a shortage of power.
“We can even sell power to states across the country in view of the surplus availability of around 1,500 to 2,000MW that we can sell to other states,” Jain said.
Delhi on May 20 had recorded the highest peak power demand at 6,188MW.
According to experts, Delhi’s peak power demand is more than the combined demand of metros like Mumbai (3,700MW) and Kolkata (2,100MW).
According to reports, Delhi government plans to sell power from the Bawana power plant to other states, with Bihar being one of the likely purchasers.
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