HPSEB to purchase power from TTC, Gujarat, Orissa

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Shimla, Jan 5 (UNI) Running short of power generation by more than 2700 MW in the Central Sector Generating Stations, the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) has decided to purchase power from the Tata Power Trading Company (TTC), Gujarat and Orissa.

The grid is at present generating power below the permissible capacity, and the demand of the state is about 185 lakh units against the availability of about 140 lakh units per day, a release here said.

To cope with the situation, additional power has been arranged from TTC, Gujarat and Orissa. While the arranged power from TTC has started flowing into HP, it is likely to be available from Gujarat tonight.

The power procurement from Orissa is likely to materialise soon, it added.

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