CEA reports Rs 97.356 billion of payment dues by discoms

According to a report by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the total payment dues of distribution companies to 513 renewable projects amounted to Rs 97.356 billion as of July 31, 2019. In total, these 513 renewable energy projects which include wind, solar and hydro projects have a generating capacity of over 26 GW. The three states which top the list of defaulters include Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.

State-wise payment due to renewable energy generators by discoms (as of July 2019)
State or utility Total amount due (Rs million)
Andhra Pradesh 21,114.70
Tamil Nadu 18,925.40
Telangana 15,650.80
Karnataka 7,372.00
Madhya Pradesh 7,335.30
Maharashtra 5,744.80
Rajasthan 4,779.60
Solar Energy Corporation of India 357.30
Punjab 198.00
Durgapur Projects Limited 190.30
Gujarat 181.60
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority 169.50
Bihar 81.30
Sikkim 63.60
Uttar Pradesh 117.40
Uttarakhand 33.70
Torrent Power 3.10
Total 82,318.00
Note: Greenko withdrew its information regarding total dues of Rs 17,225.00 million. If that is included then the total payment due would be Rs 99,543.00 million.
Source: Central Electricity Authority



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