Centre to enact law for fixing states responsibilities in power distribution

Centre to enact law for fixing states responsibilities in power distribution
The centre planned to enact a law to fix states responsibilities in power distribution, P. Uma Shankar, Union Power Secretary, said at ASSOCHAM event in New Delhi.
Mr Shankar, referring to the economic health of discoms, said that their health would improve with the restructuring plan of their finances approved by the centre. The restructuring included the past losses to be turned into equities by the states, reduction of T&D losses and regular tariff revision.
The centre will also ask the state governments to give a roadmap of the areas where distribution losses endemically.
The power secretary regretted that most states were content to merely connect generation to transmission but hesitant to pay for transmission costs. This was one of the factors that affected the economics of power distribution.
Dealing with the challenge of coal supply, Mr Shankar said there was no escape from increasing coal production. The government would now undertake a three monthly review of coal production by those who had been allocated coal blocks. The power secretary also revealed plans to optimise the transportation and supply of coal so that inland generating plants were largely served by coal mines nearby and haulage was minimised.
The power secretary assured that coal supply issues were getting priority attention from the government.

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Centre to enact law for fixing states responsibilities in power distribution

Centre to enact law for fixing states responsibilities in power distribution
The centre planned to enact a law to fix states responsibilities in power distribution, P. Uma Shankar, Union Power Secretary, said at ASSOCHAM event in New Delhi.
Mr Shankar, referring to the economic health of discoms, said that their health would improve with the restructuring plan of their finances approved by the centre. The restructuring included the past losses to be turned into equities by the states, reduction of T&D losses and regular tariff revision.
The centre will also ask the state governments to give a roadmap of the areas where distribution losses endemically.
The power secretary regretted that most states were content to merely connect generation to transmission but hesitant to pay for transmission costs. This was one of the factors that affected the economics of power distribution.
Dealing with the challenge of coal supply, Mr Shankar said there was no escape from increasing coal production. The government would now undertake a three monthly review of coal production by those who had been allocated coal blocks. The power secretary also revealed plans to optimise the transportation and supply of coal so that inland generating plants were largely served by coal mines nearby and haulage was minimised.
The power secretary assured that coal supply issues were getting priority attention from the government.

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