UPPCL Gets Recognition from CM for Achieving Good Results During Crisis

UPPCL has drawn recognition from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for achieving good results in ensuring electric supply amid the Coronavirus crisis.

UPPCL Good Results During Crisis

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), the company responsible for electricity transmission and distribution within the state of Uttar Pradesh, has drawn recognition from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for achieving good results in ensuring electric supply amid the Coronavirus crisis.

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Power for All’ resolution, efforts are continuously being made towards 24/7 power supply to every household in the coming time, the chief minister said.

The power corporation has achieved good results in ensuring power supply amid the coronavirus crisis, he said. The chief minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for 28 transmission sub-stations worth Rs 3,135 crore at his government residence. Out of these, projects worth 1,881.78 crore were inaugurated, and foundation stones laid for projects worth Rs 1,253.56 crore. Adityanath said this is a new series of steps being taken towards achieving the goal of ‘Power for All’.

He said the UPPCL had the biggest target to achieve. “After Independence, there were over 1 crore 24 lakh families who had never witnessed the electricity. By providing a free electricity connection to them, their homes were lit. The government has also achieved the goal of electrification of 1.75 lakh majras,” he said.

In December 2019, we had reported that the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) had approved the Power Sale Agreement (PSA) signed between the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for sourcing 200 MW of solar power at a tariff of Rs 2.89/kWh. UPPCL had entered into the PSA with SECI for the procurement of the 200 MW solar power from Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka in November last year. The Discom had settled on a tariff of Rs 2.89/kWh with a trading margin of Rs 0.07/kWh for a period of 25 years and had then applied for the approval of the state electricity commission.

In June 2019, the firm had signed another Power Supply Agreement (PSA) for procuring 460 MW of wind power with SECI.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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