- Delhi has to undergo unscheduled and long duration power cuts with acute water shortage.
- 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.
- 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|
|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|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!