Maharashtra pays Rs 330 crore for power as deficit rises | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra authorities has spent greater than Rs 330 crore on buying electrical energy from the open market to bridge the demand-provide hole brought on by coal scarcity.
Energy minister Nitin Raut on Tuesday mentioned the state is going through a shortfall of 3,500-4,000MW of electrical energy, and blamed the “mismanagement and a lack of planning” on the half of central PSU Coal India Ltd for it.
At current, the state wants 17,500-18,000MW of electrical energy, and with the hovering October warmth, the requirement might go as much as 20,000MW. Officials mentioned state-owned power vegetation have most two days’ inventory and it’s doubtless that authorities might should go in for load-shedding in some areas if provide doesn’t stabilise.

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