The government, on Monday, said power surplus States could transfer surplus electricity to ones grappling with shortage through a new system.

“The surplus power from the States can be transferred to power deficit States through the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) from the source of supply between the point of supply and point of drawl,” an official statement said.

The National Grid, for evacuation of power from generating sources located in different regions in the country and facilitating transfer of power from surplus to deficit regions, is in place, the statement said.

In addition, licences have been granted for trading of power. Power exchanges have also been set up for facilitating transfer of power.

Power can also be supplied under bilateral arrangements.

The Power System Development Fund (PSDF) has been constituted vide the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Power System Development Fund) Regulations, 2010, which inter-alia may also be utilised for establishment of inter-State transmission network, it further added.

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