UT electricity department plans to spend Rs 760 crore on power purchase to bridge the demand and supply gap. This was submitted by the department in the multi year tariff (MYT) petition submitted before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC).
As per the petition, UT will spend money on power purchase from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and from short-term sources like power exchange, solar energy from Chandigarh Renewable Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), and other power plants.
Peak power demand is estimated to reach 404 MW in 2019-20. In 2021-2022, it will increase to 448 megawatts in Chandigarh. Given the high rate of population growth, UT electricity department is already finding it difficult to provide uninterrupted power supply to city residents. . Read More