Punjab (*30*) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday sought motion in opposition to personal thermal energy crops within the state for “punishing consumers” by not sustaining ample coal inventory for electrical energy era.
His remarks got here a day after state-owned utility Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was pressured to chop down energy era and impose load shedding within the wake of a extreme coal scarcity.
“Punjab must prevent & prepare, rather than repent & repair…Private Thermal Plants floating guidelines, punishing Domestic Consumers by not keeping Coal Stock for 30 Days should be penalised. It is time to aggressively work on Solar PPAs, & roof-top solar connected to the Grid!” tweeted Mr Sidhu.
According to the Central Electricity Authority tips, energy crops situated at a distance of over 1,000 km from a coal mine ought to at all times have minimal coal inventory of as much as 30 days however this degree of inventory will not be maintained by the facility crops within the state.
Because of insufficient coal provide, energy crops have been working at a decreased capability within the state, an official of the PSPCL had mentioned on Saturday.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday hit out on the Centre for inadequate coal provide and apprehended impending shutdown of the state’s thermal energy crops on account of quick depleting coal provides within the subsequent couple of days.
He mentioned Punjab was not getting ample coal provide regardless of agreements with varied subsidiaries of the Coal India Ltd and had requested the central authorities to instantly make sure the state”s quota of coal to tide over the facility disaster.
The PSPCL on Saturday had appealed to energy shoppers to preserve energy within the mild of the “acute shortage” of coal within the nation.
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