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JUL 10 2018

Punjab and Haryana overdraw from northern grid to meet power demand

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Tue 10th JUL 2018


The sultry weather conduction prevailing across the region has further pushed the power demand in Punjab and Haryana forcing the two states to resort to overdrawal from the northern grid to meet the highest demand for electricity ever.

Punjab had met the highest demand of power on June 25 when it supplied 12,065 MW of power. However, the same rose further on Monday with the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) supplying 12,266 MW of power. While, Haryana power utilities successful supplied 10,037 MW of power by drawing 260 MW of extra power from the grid, Punjab drew 100 MW to meet the increased demand.

In Punjab, four thermal units each at Ropar and Lehra Mohabbat produced a maximum of 1,600 MW while, the independent power producers chipped in 3,360 MW and hydro generation was registered is around 750 MW. 

On Monday, both units of Yamunanagar, one unit of Khedar and two units of Panipat were running. The water level in reservoirs of Punjab continues to be at low level as compared to last year’s. The Bhakra level isat 457.01 metre against last year’s level of 481.52 metre on a corresponding day, last year. This water level is about 24.5 metres less as compared to last year. In case of Ranjit Sagar Dam project, the water level is at 506.40 metres against last year’s level of 515.56 metres.



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