‘NTPC’s regulation may jeopardise grid security’

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New Delhi | Published: May 7, 2016 6:24:56 AM

On Wednesday, NTPC had issued notices to BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna over regulation of power supply from May 10

A day after NTPC issued notices to Reliance Infra-run BSES discoms in Delhi regarding power cuts starting next week due to unpaid bills, the state transmission utility has directed the company to keep its regulation of power supply notice in abeyance in view of ‘imminent threat’ to the grid.

“We are bringing to the kind attention of NTPC that as per regulation 11(2) of the CERC regulations, the state load despatch centre (SLDC) may suspend the implementation of regulation of power supply if it results in danger to grid security,” the letter written to NTPC by SLDC said. SLDC is a part of state transmission utility that is responsible for optimum scheduling and despatch of electricity within a state .

On Wednesday, NTPC had issued notices to both BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna over regulation of power supply starting May 10 as the power distribution companies had failed to settle a Rs 1,300-crore power bill.

While asking NTPC to not implement proposed regulation, the SLDC’s letter pointed out that if NTPC decided to back down its plants, it will adversely affect the grid frequency and will result in grid collapse.

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