State-run power giant NTPC will regulate power supply to Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh from Tuesday midnight for not clearing dues of more than Rs 4,100 crore. According to three separate notices issued to the power distribution companies (discoms), as much as Rs 4,138.39 crore is due for over 60 days from the date of issue of bills and as per the power regulator CERC's guidelines, the generators can serve notice for regulation of power to defaulters.
NTPC has cited the CERC guidelines on regulation of power supply. It said: "In case of outstanding dues or in case the required letter of credit or any other agreed payment security mechanism is not maintained as per the agreement, the generating company may serve a notice for regulation of power supply on the defaulting entity, for reducing the drawl schedule." NTPC has decided to regulate power to these states for three months from February 6 or till the time these discoms clear the pending dues.