CEA Meeting Today to Solve Power-Sharing Dispute

The CEA constituted a committee under Neerja Mathur to resolve the issues relating to power sharing agreements between Andhra and Telangana.

Published: 04th August 2014 08:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2014 12:43 PM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: The row over power sharing between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will be resolved in an amicable manner by Central Electricity Authority chairperson Neerja Mathur. The CEA constituted a committee under Neerja Mathur to resolve the issues relating to power sharing and power purchase agreements (PPAs) between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The committee is slated to meet in Delhi for the second time on Monday. Principal secretaries (energy) Sailendra Kumar Joshi (Telangana) and Ajay Jain (AP) will attend the meeting. At the first meeting of the committee, the CEA chairperson rectified the injustice done to Andhra Pradesh and allocated 67 MW additional power from Central Generating Stations (CGSs). The first meeting postponed issues relating to PPAs and others. The Telangana government wanted the CEA to share the power to be generated in Krishnapatnam (Nellore) and Hinduja Power plant (Visakhapatnam) as per the previous PPAs entered into by the combined Andhra Pradesh state. The CEA would discuss this issue. The CEA had already considered the demand of the Telangana government and is likely to allocate power from the Krishnapatnam and Hinduja power plants. The Krishnapatnam plant is to start commercial operations in the 800 MW unit soon. Of the power generated there, Telangana is likely to get 431 MW. The Hinduja power plant is about to start generation of 1,050 MW power and Telangana will get around 565 MW. This is as per the AP State Reorganisation Act. As per the Act, the power generated in both the states should be in the ratio 53:89::46:11 between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. With this additional power, the hydel power and around 300 MW to 500 MW power to be flowed from Chhattisgarh by the end of December, the Telangana state would become power surplus for the time being. Andhra Pradesh too will get additional power by the end of this year due to generation at Hindjua and Krishnaptanam plants and also hydel generation.



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