Haryana Power Engineers Association held their AGM at Panipat on Sunday to discuss the problems being faced by the power sector. The annual general body meeting of Haryana Power Engineers Association today deliberated major issues of power sector which need to be addressed by Government and utilities.
The handling of emerging power surplus scenario in Punjab will decide the financial survival of Punjab State Power Corporation limited (PSPCL). As PSPCL enters a power plus scenario, the fixed component of power purchase from private companies and power generated from start run units is going to increase, whenever there is a stranded capacity. This will increase the tariff for the consumers of state instead of cheaper power.
Haryana Discoms have asked the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) to scrap the four units of Panipat thermal plant, as it has become financially unviable. Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPCC) in its letter dated October 24 2013 has intimated the HPGCL that as the rates of power supplied from unit I to IV of Panipat thermal station are not viable, the HPGCL may consider scrapping these units.