Maharashtra cabinet allows MSEDCL to buy power from private players

TheMaharashtra cabinet has cleared a proposal to allow Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) to purchase additional power from private players till at least June 15, 2022, when the power generation situation is expected to improve

At present, there is a shortfall of 1,000-1,500 MW in power demand and supply during peak hours owing to the sweltering heat and coal shortage.The state’s power demand has increased by 8.2 per cent to 28,589 MW compared to last year and is expected to reach 30,000 MW in the next few weeks.