Producers feel the heat as power distribution losses widen
Arunachal Pradesh has an extremely high AT&C of 58.06%, while for Jammu and Kashmir the figure is 53.67%
To further exacerbate matters, the gap between the cost of electricity bought (average cost of supply) and supplied (average revenue realized) is yet to be bridged.
At least 10 states are losing about a third of the power supplied to their consumers in distribution losses. The situation has assumed alarming proportions with states struggling to pay for the electricity bought, resulting in some power generators being unable to buy fuel such as coal to run their plants.