Tripura might require 280 MW power during the Puja days though the state's normal pick-hour demand stands at 230/240 MW, they said.
"Keeping in mind the demand for additional power, Tripura State Electricity Corporation Ltd (TSECL) has decided to buy 60 MW from Jammu and Kashmir, 25 MW from Mizoram, 70 MW from the Central Pool and 20 MW from Meghalaya," state Power Minister Manik Dey said.
“The TSECL will have to spend Rs 3 crore to arrange additional supply of power during the Puja days,” he said, adding that if any major fault does not occur in the transmission lines, devotees would be able to celebrate the Pujas without power cuts. The undisrupted power supply will be ensured between October 10 and 19, Dey said.
The state's own power generation hovers at around 113 MW as commercial operation of the Palatana power project is yet to start despite efforts by the OTPC.
"The ONGC has been asked to supply additional gas and if that happens, the state’s own power generation would be increased from 113 to 119 MW," the minister added.