CESC to infuse Rs 1K cr in power biz

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Jul 2017 09:13:00


KOLKATA,

July 28,

(PTI)

RP SANJIV Goenka flagship company CESC Ltd will invest Rs 1,000 crore in the current fiscal in the power business. “We are investing Rs 1,000 crore in the current fiscal in the power business out of which Rs 600 crore is meant for CESC Kolkata distribution network and rest will be in other power companies,” CESC chairman Sanjiv Goenka said here on Friday on the sidelines of the company’s 39th AGM.

The company has already stated that it will focus in power distribution instead in generation due to high regulatory interventions. Goenka stating their achievement of Rajasthan, Kota distribution franchisee since takeover said, transmission and distribution loss has reduced by six per cent and it will achieve a revenue of Rs 1,300 crore representing some 16 per cent of group consolidated power distribution revenue.CESC has won distribution franchisee in cities of Kota and Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

Goenka said company was keen to invest in UP given the transparency and commitment shown by Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath’s Government. Speaking about renewables, Goenka said they would not further invest in hydel due to long delays on various counts. He did not reply when asked whether CESC was looking at an exit from the 135MW hydel power project the company had taken over in 2012 in pre-construction stage. The company owns Papu and Phanchung hydel power projects in Arunachal Pradesh.