Mahavitran to sell 100 MW power to BEST for Apr-Mar period
Maharashtra’s state discom Mahavitran will sell 100 MW power to Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Company
Thane: Maharashtra’s state discom Mahavitran will sell 100 MW power to Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Company (BEST), which supplies power to the island city, after settling issues concerning availability of power in rest of the state.
“The state utility is all set to supply power at the cost of Rs 3.25 per unit for the period of April 2014 to March 2015,” a Mahavitran release said today.
“Recently, BEST had called for a tender for procurement of power which was won by Mahavitaran. The utility has received the contract of selling 100 MW power to BEST. Besides, some other states have also shown interest in buying power from Mahavitaran. Mahavitaran has already planned for the required power till 2019- 2020,” the release said.
According to Mahavitran, the utility has taken power from every possible source to bridge the demand-supply gap.
“…However, since June 2013, Mahavitaran has not done any short-term power purchase. On the contrary, Mahavitaran regularly sells 200-500 MW power to others during night hours,” it said.
Mahavitran claimed that nearly 85 per cent of the state is free from load-shedding. “In the wake of encouraging honest consumers, Mahavitaran has purposely implemented load shedding in urban areas having more than 42 per cent Distribution and Commercial Losses (DCL) and in rural areas having more than 45 per cent DCL,” the statement added.