The Karnataka government has allowed generators in the state to sell power outside the state following improvement in power supply situation.
“Following improved power supply in the state as a result of increased generation from hydel companies, the state government has lifted the ban that barred generators to sell power outside the state,” said a power sector official. Earlier the state had directed power generators in Karnataka to operate at maximum exportable capacity and supply its entire power in the state grid for utilisation within the state. This was implemented under Section 11 of the Electricity Act 2013 which allows states to bar power companies from selling power outside the state. In a notice, the state said that Section 11 had been resorted to in view of extraordinary situation that had arisen because of various factors which lead to an apprehension that there is a serious threat to the grid security and public interest.