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How Kejriwal’s Government is responsible for Power woes of Delhi

  1. Delhi has to undergo unscheduled and long duration power cuts with acute water shortage.
  2. While the responsibility of the DISCOMS to provide uninterrupted power should never be undermined-the role of power departments of the Delhi Government and the union Government also needs to be scrutinized. The generation and transmission is to be dealt by Government owned PSUs.
  3. The average demand in last week is 5655 MW and the installed generation capacity in Delhi is 2917 MW. But the generation from this installed capacity last week average was only 898 MW. Thus it could be seen that only 30.78% of the generation capacity within Delhi is being utilized. No efforts are being made by both the Delhi GENCO and the NTPC to provide 100% of the installed capacity.

Following is the table of Peak Demand and also the generation capacity within Delhi.

 

Date Peak Demand Delhi Installed Generation Capacity Generation in Delhi
15th May 5258 MW 2917 718
16th May 5376 MW 2917 831
17th May 5562 mw 2917 863
18th May 5586 MW 2917 947
19th May 5986 MW 2917 934
20th May 6119 MW 2917 903
21st May 5771 MW 2917 975
22nnMay 5583 MW 2917 1010

 

 

Rajghat TPS Delhi Gas Turbine Pragati Gas Turbine Rithala GPS Bawana GPS Badarpur TPS
Date Installed Capacity Power Generated Installed Capacity Power Generated Installed Capacity Power Generated Installed Capacity Power Generated Installed Capacity Power Generated Installed Capacity Power Generated
15 135 0 282 38  330 265 95 0 1370 250 705 165
16 135 0 282 133 330 286 95 0 1370 253 705 159
17 135 0 282 133 330 297 95 0 1370 254 705 179
18 135 0 282 167 330 292 95 0 1370 298 705 190
19 135 0 282 167 330 298 95 0 1370 295 705 174
20 135 0 282 173 330 296 95 0 1370 254 705 180
21 135 0 282 141 330 261 95 0 1370 253 705 319
22 135 0 282 134 330 298 95 0 1370 254 705 324

 

  1. Since the generation within Delhi is so low, the only way is to transmit power from outside. But the capacity constraint is there too. The maximum capacity of transmission lines is not more than 4500 MW. Thus as soon as the demand goes up from 5300 MW, the system in Delhi is unable to take the burden.
  2. No major effort has been put in to improve the transmission capacity in the last 2 years. Four 400 KV sub stations at Rajghat, Tughlakabad, Dwarka and Karampura were to be put in. But due to slackness of the Delhi Government and at some places, land issues between the Delhi Government and the DDA, these are unresolved.
  3. DTL web site does not give the OCC (operation Co-ordination Committee meeting) minutes beyond 2014. So no one knows the commitments of DTL and its achievements.
  4. Draft notification for changes in Delhi Electric Supply Code and Performance Standards to compensate consumers suffering on power outages was issued by the DERC last year in June. The last date for seeking views has been extended four times, but yet the final notification is to come. However, it has not deterred Kejriwal Ji to announce twice in last one year that the consumers facing unscheduled power cuts would be monetarily compensated!
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