Odisha blames Centre for power tariff burden


Odisha blames Centre for power tariff burden

Energy Minister Susanta Singh blamed the Centre for making consumers of the State pay more for power generated by NTPC. A day after Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan accused the State Government for delaying clearances for NTPC’s Talcher Thermal Power Project.

Singh said issues related to de-allocation of power from some of the NTPC plants located outside the State and substitution with power allocation from NTPC power stations located in Odisha should be addressed in a time-bound manner.

In a letter to Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy RK Singh, Susanta stated that NTPC is charging `3.4 per unit which is 0.70 paise higher than the cost indicated during the review meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi on July 28. Read More

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