Lok Sabha Elections 2019: States to spend more to avoid power cuts during polls


Lok Sabha Elections 2019: States to spend more to avoid power cuts during polls

In the wake of the upcoming general elections to be held in April and May, states have started making arrangements to tie up power supply agreements on a short-term basis for these two months at prices much higher than they normally pay.

While the average all-India price at which states procured non-renewable power in FY18 was Rs 3.53/unit, the price range for these bilateral power deals range between Rs 4.45/unit and Rs 8.5/unit.

In the auctions for such power supply agreements, states such as Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Haryana seek to tie up a cumulative 5,500 MW capacity for the election months to avoid power cuts. Read More

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