The Union Power Ministry has decided to integrate the southern grid with the national grid in January 2014, Minister for Power and Corporate Affairs M. Veerappa Moily said here on Sunday.

It would help the southern States receive power from the northern grids and other States. To a question, Mr. Moily said the Centre would come out with a debt restructuring plan for the loss-making electricity supply companies in the States. But the companies would have to comply with certain conditions, to be laid down by the Centre, for availing themselves of the plan.