Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra reviewed power supply situation in the state today in a high level meeting organised on digital mode from State Lokseba Bhawan wherein the Principal Secretary Energy Nikunjabihari Dhal outline d the issues for discussion.
Gridco, OPTCL, OHPC, OPGC along with other power producing companies and DISCOMs participated in deliberations.
After looking into the updates, Chief Secretary Mahapatra directed to ensure power supply to all areas of the State both rural and urban. Sri Mahapatra siad as there was rising heat and examination of the students would commence shortly, the DISCOMs should ensure power supply to domestic users and commercial establishments on priority basis.
Mahapatra directed the DISCOMs to make optimal use of hydro power. MCL was requested to ensure coal supply to all power producing units in the State. All power producing companies were also asked to fulfill their power obligation to the State without fail. Railway authorities would be requested to increase the reck availability for transport of coal to thermal power stations.
Discussion in the meeting showed that power supply situation is quite under control, and it would be better very shortly by 1st week of May.