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Spot power may get costly as CERC proposes hiked transmission charges

Lately, the central government has also been promoting the spot market

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a hike in transmission charges by 1.35 times, which could hurt the growing market for spot or short-term transaction of power.  States and open access industrial consumers are increasingly shifting to short-term power purchase due to uncertainty in power demand. If approved, they might have to face increased charges, which would be similar to long-term power rates. Lately, the central government has also been promoting the spot market, as increased competition reduces cost of power. While the tariff ...

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 00:41 IST
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