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Close down fuel-inefficient plants, BSES tells govt

In its letter dated April 5, BSES suggested the closing down of fuel-inefficient older plants.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 25, 2014 1:13:11 am

The BSES has written to the Delhi Government, focusing on the ‘urgent need’ for rationalisation of generation costs of plants in Delhi, which it argued, could open up the possibility of saving Rs 770 crore while generating excess electricity and thus leading to retail tariff reduction by 5-7%.

In its letter dated April 5, BSES suggested the closing down of fuel-inefficient older plants — particularly Rajghat Power House (RPH) Stations, Gas Turbine (GT) Stations of IPGCL and three others units of Badarpur Thermal Power Stations (BTPS).

In its letter, BSES suggested shifting of “fuel available to these plants… to the new plants of Aravali (APCPL) and Bawana (Pragati-III)”, which will result in higher generation of electricity and thus allow “stability of power availability to Delhi”.

Generation costs of power plants specific to Delhi have dramatically increased, rising by as much as 48 per cent between 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, BSES said.

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