Uninterrupted power supply should be Narendra Modi govt's top priority: Ministry

May 26 2014, 15:18 IST
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Peak power deficit in India, when demand is the maximum, fell to 5.4 pct at 7,556 MW in April from 7.4 per cent a year ago. Peak power deficit in India, when demand is the maximum, fell to 5.4 pct at 7,556 MW in April from 7.4 per cent a year ago.
SummaryEasing fuel shortages should also be top focus of new govt, the Power ministry informs Narendra Modi.

Periodic power tariff determination by regulators should be enforced without delay and grid safety and security can be ensured by enhancing penalties for non-compliance of grid discipline.

The ministry said loss of power during transmission and distribution should be cut down.

The aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses, which is a true indicator of the total loss in the network, should be contained at 15 per cent from the current level of 27 per cent.

High technical losses are primarily due to inadequate investment over the years to improve systems, while commercial losses are mainly due to low metering efficiency and theft.

The country's total installed capacity stood at 2.45 lakh MW on April 30, according to the Central Electricity Authority.

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