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Web Exclusive | April 2013

Adani has 650 mw unsold extra power

Adani Power's Tiroda plant is forced to keep its 660 mw Unit 1 off line as its client MSEDCL does not need the power. Moreover, Mahatransco does not have capacity to transmit the entire quantum. However, Maharashtra is one of the few states that enjoys this luxury of surplus power. The reason is MSEDCL's ability to pay the generators in spite of its unsatisfactory financial condition.

NTPC had offered to sell 400 mw to MSEDCL as Uttar Pradesh's transmission company is unable to pay it. MSEDCL decided to buy this power for four months because it is very cheap. This includes 200 mw from Singrauli at the rate of 1.72 per unit, Rihand I - 1.99 a unit and Rihand II - 2.14 a unit.

Damodar Valley Corporation ( DVC) had offered to sell as much as 1,960 mw but as its rates were higher MSEDCL rejected the offer. Sources in Adani Power said that Unit 1 of Tiroda plant was fully ready but Maharashtra State Load Dispatch Centre (MSLDC) was not allowing Adani to start it. Mahatransco has not been able to lay the Wardha-Warora transmission line. Adani has commissioned Tiroda-Wardha 400 KV line.

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