New Delhi : More than three months after the country witnessed one of the worst electricity grid failures, sectoral regulator CERC has said non-compliance with norms by various stakeholders was a major reason for the collapse.

To strengthen the regulatory mechanism as well as avert similar situations in the future, CERC has also sought explanations from 11 entities including Power Grid Corp, National Load Despatch Centre and NTPC. The Commission has said, “Prima facie the grid failures were due to various parties not strictly complying with regulations.

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy in its latest report has said that the country’s power generation is expected to grow by 8.7% this fiscal on the back of availability of coal and completion of a unit at Kudankulam plant.

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