The Chandigarh Administration has all the reasons to feel confident. Tenders for the purchase of 120 megawatts of power have been finalised. 90 megawatts will be bought from three companies, Tata Power, NVN and PTC India and 30 megawatts will come from Jammu and Kashmir. Although purchase of power from the allocation pool costs around 3 Rs per unit, the administration will have to shell out around 4 Rs per unit.
In the winters, Chandigarh gives power to Jammu and Kashmir and in summer the UT gets power from Jammu and Kashmir.
There are 2.28 lakh power consumers in Chandigarh. In summer, consumption of power goes up sharply. The administration has allocation of 200 megawatts of power from May 1 to October 15 while the consumption goes up to 320 megawatts. If rains come on time, excess power won’t be needed anyway.
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