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Discoms should improve recovery, says power secretary

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coal crisis | Coal Supply | Coal India

Shreya Jai & Shine Jacob  |  New Delhi/Chennai 



Delayed monsoons, and the opening up of the economy after the second wave of Covid-19 led to an increase in power demand. As a result, peak power demand touched a record high of 200 Gw in August.
Delayed monsoons, and the opening up of the economy after the second wave of Covid-19 led to an increase in power demand. As a result, peak power demand touched a record high of 200 Gw in August.

During the peak power demand season of the summer, four states – Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan – defaulted on payments to (CIL) for their state-owned power units. CIL in turn regulated the to these states.

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First Published: Wed, September 01 2021. 06:05 IST

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