Haryana will buy 300 MW of hydro power from Arunachal Pradesh for the next nine months amid speculation that the deficit in supply may touch 3,000 MW over the next few weeks.
Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) had given its approval for the purchase of power under a short-term agreement. Accordingly, the Haryana Power Purchase Centre will buy 300 MW from Kameng Hydro Power Station in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh through NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited at Rs 5.45 per kWh, till March 2023. The Kameng power station is owned and operated by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). Notably, Haryana has been grappling with power shortage for the past several months because of depleting coal stocks in the thermal plants and lack of supply from the private companies with which the government had an agreement.