3 Billion units of power wasted in one year

It is the height of paradox for a country where blackouts are more a norm than exception. Over 3 billion units of electricity, or a day’s national consumption, were wasted in 2014-15 as congestion in the transmission highways blocked trading between surplus and deficit regions.

Data from various power exchanges show a higher wastage in 2013-14 at 5.3 billion units, or Delhi’s consumption for roughly 56-60 days.

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