Announcing the action plan for power supply during summer months, Mr Jain had in March said, "We have enough backhand arrangements to meet the power demand that is expected to soar up to a historic 7,000 MW level in June this year."This year, the peak power demand crossed the 6,000 MW mark eight times, BSES said. Power demand had crossed 6,000 MW only twice (6,021 MW on May 16 and 6,001 on May 26, in 2017.In 2016 too, the peak power demand had crossed the 6,000 MW twice (6,044 on May 19 and 6,188 on May 20).The fact that the city’s power demand crossed the 6,600 MW shows the robustness of the capital’s distribution and transmission system, which has been able to measure up, the spokesperson said.The peak power demand in BSES discom BRPL areas -- South and West Delhi -- had reached 2,745 MW during the summers of 2017 and is expected to cross 2,880 MW this year.In BYPL’s areas of East and Central Delhi, the peak power demand which had reached 1,469 MW last year is expected to touch around 1,670 MW, he said.The Tata Power DDL, which supplies to north and northwest Delhi, expects peak demand to touch 1,850 MW and said it has prior arrangements of meeting up to 2,200 MW power demand.

  New Delhi: A three member panel constituted by the Gujarat government will meet stakeholders, including Tata, Adani and Essar, on Saturday in Mumbai to explore legal and commercial options for their three stressed power projects, according to a source.The committee, which has former Supreme Court Justice R K Agrawal, former RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra and former Chairman of Central Wholesale PPR FITTING Suppliers Electricity Regulatory Commission Pramod Deo on its board, met power developers as well as officials of procurer states, including Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana yesterday.SBI Capital Markets and state-run power giant NTPC are assisting the panel to submit its report to the state government within a period of two month. The panel was set up earlier this year.The source said that the panel is still working out a solution for these developers who are struggling with high cost of imported coal for their power plants, and called a meeting on July 28, 2018 in Mumbai to explore legal and commercial options which could be taken forward to procurers.The procurers and state government officials had expressed before the panel that they would like to have options which are commercially justifiable.The source further said that the procurers also wanted to have a cap on coal prices and now the panel has asked developer to submit their view on the ceiling on the dry fuel price. According to the source, the panel has informed the developers that the procurers will not be able to take care of past losses, while lenders are flexible in dealing with the developers debt for the power plants so far.Now, the developers will have to submit their views by July 26, ahead of another round of meeting of the panel with all stakeholders on July 28, 2018.