Andhra Pradesh

AP-Genco to stop 400 MW to TS from June 6 midnight

Another round of inter-State dispute

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are heading for another round of inter-State dispute. With the TS-Genco remaining stubborn on not clearing its dues amounting to about ₹3,500 crore, the AP-Genco is all set to stop supplying about 400 Megawatts of power to Telangana from the midnight of June 6.

While doing so, the AP-Genco is writing to the Southern Regional Power Committee (SRPC) seeking its intervention in recovering the dues, which the TS-Genco has reportedly refused to pay back, and even suspended the supply of coal from the Singareni Collieries consequent upon the AP-Genco’s inability to foot its bill amounting to approximately ₹1,400 crore.

Ajay Jain, Principal Secretary (Energy) to the Government of A.P., told The Hindu that the TS-Genco was unwilling to clear its debt.

“There was no coal supply from Singareni for a month because we could not make the pending payments. It was only after we paid back the entire amount that coal supply resumed from Singareni,” Mr. Jain observed.

The AP-Genco shot off a few letters to the TS-Genco, the latest one on May 22, seeking repayment of its dues but the response was said to be callous.

The TS-Genco is learnt to have taken steps to purchase power from other external sources in case of shortfall.

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