Soon all power distribution companies (discoms) in the country will have to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts used by cash-strapped state utilities to artificially reduce demand and avoid buying additional electricity.
“Discoms have to pay penalty for power cuts not caused by technical faults or natural disasters. It (compensation) should be credited into their accounts,” power minister R K Singh told TOI, adding the details are being worked out.
The move is part of the government’s efforts to ensure the states fulfil their commitment of 24×7 power supply they gave by signing the ‘Power for All’ document. Read More
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