PXIL to set up intra-state power exchange in Maharashtra

Power Exchange India Ltd (PXIL), which has been operating as a national level power exchange since 2008, proposes to set up an intra-state power exchange in Maharashtra.

The exchange would be limited to intra-state trade and it would be the first such exchange in India.

PXIL, promoted by the National Stock Exchange and National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, has approached the Electricity Regulatory (MERC) for permission to commence and operate the intra-state power market based on Central Electricity Regulatory Commission norms.

is expected to hold a hearing early next month.

hopes to facilitate better utilisation of the assets of entities connected to the intra-state grid. It will do so by tying up with stranded assets and distribution utilities in the event of occasional surplus or deficit of power.

PXIL is also eyeing power producers who have not tied up in long-term power purchase agreements. Besides, PXIL is expected to target a few captive generators having surplus capacity.

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