Union power minister claims coal stocks figure in Delhi power minister’s letter was incorrect

In a response to the Delhi power minister’s letter expressing concerns over the coal stock positions of some National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) stations, union power minister R K Singh wrote a letter stating that the figures given by Delhi were incorrect. He noted down the correct figure of stocks in the letter and said electricity distribution utilities in Delhi will get as much power as required by them.

The power minister also directed NTPC and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) to give full availability as per the requirement of discoms.

Discoms in Delhi have been getting power from the power plants based on declared capacity. The installed generation capacity in Delhi is 3056 MW. The power demand of Delhi is met mainly from allocation from central sector power stations, which includes allocation from thermal, hydro, nuclear and gas-based power stations.