CESC enters power distribution business in Rajasthan – Feedback

Power utility CESC has signed a franchisee agreement for power distribution in Kota and Bharatpur in Rajasthan from August, which is likely to generate Rs 750 crore revenue for the company.

“Last Friday, we signed a franchisee agreement with Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam for 20-year period power distribution and we will begin operations from August,” CESC chairman Sanjiv Goenka said today. The company, he said, will pump in Rs 150 crore in the first year for both operations. It is expected to serve nearly 2.3 lakh consumers, about half of which comprise industrial or commercial consumers spread over 200 sq km. CESC is already into power distribution in Noida, besides Kolkata and Howrah. The company floated two SPVs for the license and won the bid by paying the highest for input power at Rs 4.26 a unit from Rajasthan state electricity board.


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