in fact, it is in surplus and the city government has been under-drawing power from the National Grid. Hence, it becomes no ground for interruption in power supply.
The city Government also told the Discoms to pull up their socks to provide reliable and satisfactory power supply in all parts of the city. The discoms have also been told to immediately attend to all local faults by making their complaint centres more effective and responsive in true spirit. The DJB informed that all arrangements have been made to ensure equitable distribution of water apart from this ample number of tankers have also been deployed to supply safe drinking water in those localities which are not covered by the pipeline supply.
Mrs Dikshit instructed the Discoms to provide backup power supply to the DJB wherever it requires. He meeting was attended by the Power Minister, Mr Haroon Yusuf, Vice-Chairman DJB, Ch Mateen Ahmad, Chief Secretary, Mr P.K.Tripathi, and Principal Secy. to CM, Mr M.M. Kutty. CEO, DJB, Mr. Ramesh Negi, CEOs, Discoms and other senior officers.
It was stated in the meeting that the average peak power demand form 9th May to 14th May was 4421 MW against availability of 4637 MW which is much higher than the demand. The peak demand on 14th May was 4241MW against availability of 4672 MW, on 12th May 4568 MW against 4661MW, on 11th May 4509 MW against 4661 MW, on 10th May 4423 MW against 4687 MW and on 9th May 4223 against 4491 MW respectively. On 13th may it was even. It indicates that there is enough supply of power to meet the peak demand. The city govt. has 230 MW as un-allocated quota. It has also been getting 140 MW form Damodar Valley Corporation. On many occasions, Delhi Govt. is under-drawing the power. Thus is can be seen that there is surplus power.
The City govt. has also tied up with various agencies to meet the peak demand of this summer and there shall be no load-shedding on account of shortage of power. Further the Discoms were told that un-scheduled power cuts/load-shedding is not taking place due to non availability of power, it is due to technical faults. Discoms have been told in plain words to rectify the local technical faults and reduce the response time to bare minimum. They have been told to make their complaint centres more effective and responsive. They must deploy the senior officers to monitor the complaint centres and enhance the satisfaction level of customers.
The issue of water supply was also discussed and the Discoms were told to provide back-up power supply to the DJB so that there is no interruption in drinking water supply. The DJB has also been asked to work in tandem with Discoms to ensure the scheduled hours of water supply. The DJB will also keep track on the movement of water tankers. The DJB and Discoms have been told to come out with the advertisements underlining the need of conservation and judicious consumption of water and electricity. The advertisements will also have telephone numbers of all complaint centres and senior officers.