Good News / Cheapest electricity will be available in Rajasthan at the rate of 2 rupees 44 paise

Zoom News : Oct 11, 2021, 12:11 PM
Now electricity will be available at the rate of Rs 2 44 paise from four wind plants of the state. At the same time, two new plants for biomass based power generation will be set up. This rate has been fixed through tender through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), which will be the lowest rate for wind power purchase. Earlier, electricity was being procured from these plants at the rate of Rs 5 71 paise under the contract.

After the completion of the contract period, the rate has been fixed afresh. This has paved the way for getting electricity at a cheaper rate in the coming time in the event of continuation of further production in the state from other power projects which are to be completed in the coming time.

Additional Chief Secretary Energy Dr. Subodh Agrawal informed that two biomass power projects will be set up in the state near Fagi in Jaipur district and Chhatarpur in Bikaner. About 22.9 MW of electricity will be generated from these projects. According to the demand of electricity in the state, the monitoring system of purchase and sale rates will be strengthened and comparative studies will be done so that the system can be made more effective.

Presently, due to the shortage of coal in the country, there is an immediate power crisis due to the staggering of the supply system. The seriousness of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot towards this crisis can be understood from the fact that recently a high level meeting has been taken and reviewed. During this instant power crisis, it has been requested to cooperate by saving electricity especially by not using high energy consuming equipment like air conditioner etc.

Bhaskar A Sawant, Managing Director, Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam said that the production, availability and demand of electricity in the state is being monitored continuously and efforts are being made to keep the power supply system in order despite the adverse circumstances. He informed about the action being taken to deal with the current situation in detail.