Power sharing: A.P., TS views sought in writing

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:22 pm IST

Published - March 04, 2015 12:00 am IST - VIJAYAWADA:

The impasse over power sharing between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is likely to continue.

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), which convened a high-level meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, asked the respective power utilities to submit their “final view points” along with relevant documents soon so that the authority could arrive at a decision on contentious issues at the earliest. According to sources, the meeting witnessed an elaborate debate on various aspects relating to power sharing, including allocations from major power stations and AP’s decision to cancel power purchase agreements, that are yet to receive the nod of the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission.

The Centre constituted a high-level panel headed by the CEA chairperson after AP’s decision to withdraw from PPAs it had signed with distribution companies for sale of power generated by power plants located in its jurisdiction triggered a row between the two States. Telangana objected to the move, claiming that the Reorganisation Act had mandated continuation of PPAs and sought the Centre’s intervention in resolving the issue.

CEA Chairperson Major Singh, who chaired the meeting, is learnt to have heard the views of both sides and asked them to submit their view points in writing. The next meeting of the two States with the Central authority is likely to be held in a month, and the CEA had advised the two States to maintain restraint till it announced its decision on contentious issues.

The Energy officials’ delegation from AP, led by APGenco Chairman and Managing Director K. Vijayanand, strongly pitched for permission to utilise all the power generated from the Krishnapatnam thermal power station at Nellore and the Hinduja power project at Visakhapatnam based on their geographic location.

Meeting witnesses debate on allocations from major power stations and AP’s decision to cancel power purchase agreements

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), which convened a high-level meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, asked the respective power utilities to submit their “final view points” along with relevant documents soon so that the authority could arrive at a decision on contentious issues at the earliest. According to sources, the meeting witnessed an elaborate debate on various aspects relating to power sharing, including allocations from major power stations and AP’s decision to cancel power purchase agreements, that are yet to receive the nod of the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission.

The Centre constituted a high-level panel headed by the CEA chairperson after AP’s decision to withdraw from PPAs it had signed with distribution companies for sale of power generated by power plants located in its jurisdiction triggered a row between the two States. Telangana objected to the move, claiming that the Reorganisation Act had mandated continuation of PPAs and sought the Centre’s intervention in resolving the issue.

CEA Chairperson Major Singh, who chaired the meeting, is learnt to have heard the views of both sides and asked them to submit their view points in writing. The next meeting of the two States with the Central authority is likely to be held in a month, and the CEA had advised the two States to maintain restraint till it announced its decision on contentious issues.

The Energy officials’ delegation from AP, led by APGenco Chairman and Managing Director K. Vijayanand, strongly pitched for permission to utilise all the power generated from the Krishnapatnam thermal power station at Nellore and the Hinduja power project at Visakhapatnam based on their geographic location.

Meeting witnesses debate on allocations from major power stations and AP’s decision to cancel power purchase agreements

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