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BSES gears up to meet Delhi's summer power demand

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Peak power demand in this summer is expected to breach the 7,000MW-mark and the two BSES distribution companies (discoms) in the capital have taken measures like long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) and arrangements with various states, as well as with neighbouring Bhutan, the BSES said on Monday.

In the south and west areas under the jurisdiction of (BRPL), the peak power demand is expected to cross 2,880 MW this summer, while the demand may reach 1,670 MW in east and central under the (BYPL), a BSES release said.

"Arrangements firmed up by BRPL and BYPL to include long-term PPAs and arrangements with other states including (425 MW), (72 MW), (50 MW), (50 MW), (25 MW) and (40 MW)," it said.

"BSES discoms will get up to 665 MW of power through arrangements. Additionally, around 150 MW of from and around 20 MW from will further boost the power arrangements.

"In case of unforeseen contingencies because of low generation and outages of power plants, the discoms will purchase short-term power from the exchange," it added.

According to the BSES, the peak power demand last summer at 6,526 MW was the highest recorded for the national capital.

The BSES discoms have invested substantial resources during the year to strengthen the network for taking additional power load during summer months, the statement said.

The BSES uses advanced statistical forecasting models and to prepare accurate day ahead, intra-day and medium-term demand forecasting, which is vital for optimal and cost effective power planning, it added.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:10 IST