“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,” said Mohapatra.
Mahapatra directed the DISCOMs to make optimal use of hydro power. Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (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.
Energy Department Principal Secretary Energy Nikunjabihari Dhal and officials from GRIDCO, OPTCL, OHPC and OPGC along with other power producing companies and DISCOMs participated in the meeting.