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CERC asks power companies to furnish technical details

CERC asks power companies to furnish technical details


New Delhi: Power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has sought information on technical parameters from all electricity generating companies to forecast future demand for transmission network.

“As per Electricity Act 2003, every power generating company should submit technical details regarding its stations to CERC and Central Electricity Authority (CEA)," an official statement said today.

“These details would help us in ascertaining the demand for transmission services in future," a senior CERC official said.

The generating company is also required to coordinate with the central and state transmission utilities for transmission of the electricity generated by it, CERC said.

It would also help in knowing how much power capacity is coming in the market in the near future, it said.

To facilitate the implementation of the provisions, CERC in its order dated June 4, 2008 had demanded the power generating companies to furnish the technical details in a notified format at least three years prior to the projected date of commissioning of first unit of the power station.

All the generating companies were required to submit the first report latest by July 31, 2008 and thereafter update information every year in the month of April.

So far, only 11 power generating firms, including NHDC, Coastal Gujarat Power Generation Pvt Ltd, Damodar Valley Corporation, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd, Essar Power, Tata Power Trading Ltd, NHPC, have submitted the details.

CERC has also decided to create a Regulatory Information Management System to maintain the data base of various information being collected from the power producing companies, transmission licensees, trading licensees and power exchanges.

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