Earlier, the OERC had to revisit its tariff orders for 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 and determined the energy cost afresh for OPGC as per the April 19, 2018 order of the Supreme Court.
The Commission had fixed the generation cost at `2.47 per unit for 2019-20. In effect, OPGC is asking for a hike of 20 paise per unit.
AES has 49 per cent stake in the State-run OPGC which operates four power thermal power units of 1,740 MW at Banharpalli in Jharsuguda district.
According to a senior official, it will take 20-25 days to restore normalcy in supply of coal.