NTPC to restrict power supply to Delhi if BSES discoms fail to clear dues soon

NEW DELHI: NTPC ­has said that it will restrict power supply to Delhi if the two BSES distribution companies fail to clear their dues soon. The state­owned power generator had issued a notice for regulation of power to the two discoms in May last year. After discussions with the discoms and assurance of liquidation of outstanding dues by this financial year, it had kept this regulation notice in abeyance. “However, despite a lapse of almost 10 months, there is an outstanding amount of Rs 239 crore overdue for payment from BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL),” an official statement by NTPC said.

A BSES spokesperson said the payment of dues to power utilities by BSES discoms is sub judice in the Supreme Court. The judgement in the matter is reserved since February 2015. “We are awaiting the Supreme Court judgement, which will clear the path for recovery or liquidation of regulatory assets,” he said.

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