NRLDC has accused Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan of ignoring warnings

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued show cause notice to Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan for violating grid discipline, putting the security of the Northern grid at risk and causing a loss of Rs. 500 crore. It has asked them to appear before it on August 14.

Government sources in the Power Ministry said CERC sought explanations after petitions filed by the Northern Regional Load Despatch Centre accused the four States of violating grid discipline and ignoring the warnings of the regulator as well as the NRLDC. The CERC also ordered its own investigation and sought a detailed report from the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited and Power Systems Operation Co Ltd before the date of hearing.

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