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     New Delhi, April 02, 2024: When the country was under electioneering, the Government of India was trying to ensure zero load shedding during the summer season as the Centre today said it was taking all necessary steps to meet the electricity demand in the upcoming summer season.

     To ensure zero load-shedding Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh has held a series of meetings, emphasizing the need for ensuring zero load-shedding during the summer season.

     In a meeting held in the Ministry in 3rd week of March last, it was stressed that adequate advance planning should be done by all stakeholders, so as to prevent a situation in which one state has surplus power while another state faces power shortages.

     Another meeting was held today, in which the Union Minister Singh reviewed the power capacity status of all thermal power plants experiencing partial outages, with the aim of ensuring maximum availability of thermal capacity on bar.

     It was informed that the quantum of capacity under partial outages has come down and measures have been suggested in order to further reduce them.

     The Minister had also held a meeting today with generation companies and reviewed the status of 5.2 GW of non-operational thermal capacity.

     Meanwhile, the Minister has directed to review the undertaking of planned maintenance of 1.7 GW in the month of April and 6 GW to 9 GW in the month of June. It has been decided that efforts are to be made to schedule or shift the planned outages of thermal units to the monsoon season.

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