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Haryana discoms have signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with 70 power generators in and outside the state as part of efforts to provide quality and uninterrupted supply to all consumers. Haryana power utilities are utilising the cheapest electricity available in the country and have tied up with various sources outside the state to procure electricity at low cost, said a spokesman of power utilities. Haryana is located far away from the fuel sources, particularly coal.
As a result, the cost of generation from the power stations located in Haryana is more as compared to some of the pit-head stations and coastal power plants, he claimed. The average generation cost from units of Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL) is Rs 5.24 per unit whereas the average generating cost of generating units near coal sources is Rs 3.39 per unit for financial year 2015-16. The discoms are also making every possible effort to strengthen the distribution network and supply quality power to the consumers of the state, he added.
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