MSEDCL to supply power to JNPT
India's largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has inked a pact with Maharashtra's electricity distribution arm Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) for power supply in Mumbai's port area.
JNPT signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MSEDCL following its board of trustees' approval in December, the port said in a release.
The port has allotted land to Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals, Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal, and Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd on a 30-year lease through a concession agreement, under which JNPT is responsible for supplying electricity to the terminals, as per the release.
JNPT has five container terminals handling over 50% of the total container cargo among the major domestic ports.
The pact makes JNPT the first major port in the country to sign the distribution franchisee agreement (DFA) in compliance with the Electricity Act, 2003.
JNPT said that a separate category for the port named as "government/semi-government" was created to sign the franchisee agreement, which will have large loads such as ports and defence.
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