Meghalaya: The Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) Chairman and Managing Director has informed that there will be no more load shedding in the state as the Corporation with the assistance of the State Government has committed to make payment to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL).
This came as a sigh of relief for the hilly state, after it was announced that load shedding will not be imposed in the state. The consumers had to face power outage for a total of 7 hours daily since Sunday (February 14).
The announcement was made in MeECL's official Facebook handle by the Chairman and Managing Director, on February 16.
"I am happy to inform you all that with the assistance from the State Government and after obtaining a firm repayment commitment from MeECL, the Power Grid has withdrawn the regulation notice with immediate effect. In layman words, there will not be any load shedding in the State. Thank you all for understanding and being with us in these tough times," the CMD informed.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, took to Twitter to inform about the news, "Happy to announce that Load Shedding will be removed completely within the next 24 Hrs across Meghalaya."
Meghalaya Power Minister James Sangma said, "I'm happy to inform that there will not be any load shedding in the State with immediate effect. I would like to thank our CM Conrad Sangma for his assistance in securing a repayment commitment on behalf of MeECL. Thank you all for your patience."
I'm happy to inform that there will not be any load shedding in the State with immediate effect. I would like to thank our Hon'ble CM @SangmaConrad for his assistance in securing a repayment commitment on behalf of MeECL. Thank you all for your patience.https://t.co/JUiXjHegMN— James Sangma (@JamesSangma1) February 16, 2021
It needs to be mentioned here that owing to financial crisis incurred by the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited, the state had earlier announced to impose load shedding from February 14, until further notice.
The MeECL on Sunday informed that a total of seven-hour daily load-shedding would take place across the State.
The MeECL owes Rs 74.65 crore to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) as transmission charges, and it was not in a position to pay the dues due to extreme financial condition of the company.