Country’s largest power generator NTPC will regulate power supply to Jammu & Kashmir for not clearing Rs 1,985 crore dues. The company has asked to state to clear the pending dues or face blackout. Of the 1985 crore, Rs 1626 crore dues are outstanding for more than 60 days, a company official said. NTPC has been supplying around 940 mw of power to the state from various power stations. “For more than two years now the payment from J&K has been irregular and as on date the outstanding dues of NTPC have reached a staggering Rs 1985 crore,” he said. Jammu & Kashmir electricity demand is around 1,950 mw.
He said the company has been following up at various levels with power department of the state for realisation of payments. “However, there has been no significant improvement in payment position,” he added. NTPC had last week issued similar notices to Telengana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. According to three separate notices issued to the power distribution companies, nearly Rs 4,138 crore is due for over 60 days and as per the power regulator CERC’s guidelines, the generators can serve notice for regulation of power to defaulters.