The three power corporations in the state have made arrangements to procure additional power valued at Rs 4,152 crore for the fiscal year 2023-24. Notably, discussions have been held this year to purchase the power from the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) at a fixed rate.To facilitate this, the power corporations have requested permission from the RERC. The power utilities contend that fixed peak tariffs, which apply during periods of highest electricity demand, differ from the rates prevalent in the energy exchange. As a result, the financial condition of the Discom is expected to deteriorate further.
There is a demand to amend the timeframe set by the Commission for procuring electricity. The restriction on capping power purchases should be eliminated. In the event of purchasing electricity, the incurred expenses along with any delays during that period should be permitted to be recovered as an additional surcharge.
What is the reason behind the requirement for additional electricity?
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Source: Rajasthan Patrika