Electricity markets: Grid congestion leads to higher electricity prices in the southern region
Grid congestion between the NEW grid and the SR grid has led to higher electricity prices in the southern grid. Based on the data available from CERC for region-wise and hour-wise prices of electricity transacted through power exchanges it can be seen that the price of electricity in Southern region is high when compared with the price in other regions. It can also be observed that in the evening peak period the price in the southern region is even much higher when compared with other regions. This is mainly due to high demand for electricity in the southern region. Although in near future SR grid and NEW grid will be synchronised and will provide relief to the consumers in the southern region.