Electricity supply in the state by private power producers fell sharply in the last year to multi-year lows, even as that by state government owned units rose to all-time high, information provided by the state government shows.
Private power producers, including Adani, Tata and Essar, with whom the state government has signed long term power purchase agreements, supplied 24,012 million units (MUs) electricity to the state’s power utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) in 2017-18, nearly 25% lower than 31,766 MUs in the previous year.
The information was provided by energy minister Saurabh Patel in reply to an unstarred question by Congress MLA from Jetpur, Sukhram Rathwa. Read More
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