Government Friday said, the Centre will soon make it obligatory for all State DISCOMS to ensure 24 hours power supply to all the consumers.
Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said this while unveiling a roadmap of bidding of solar and wind energy capacity at a function in New Delhi.
He said, there is adequate availability of power in the GRID and transmission systems are strong and so there is no reason for not making it a mandatory obligation.
The Power Minister said, the Central government is also supporting the State power distributions system to strengthen them for the purpose.
Mr Singh said, the government will easily achieve 200 Giga Watt renewable energy capacity against the targeted capacity of 175 MW. He said, roadmap will help the industrialists to plan for bidding to generate power through sources of renewable energy.
On the occasion, Power Sale Agreements (PSA) for purchase of wind power were also signed with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) with utilities of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Punjab, Goa and Odisha.