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Chandigarh

Power demand increase by 1200 MW on day 1

VINOD GUPTA | June 11, 2020 02:56 PM

CHANDIGARH:With the start of Paddy season on Wednesday, the power demand in state was 9296 MW, an increase of over 1200 MW from the previous day. the power supply in the state was 2072 Lakh units, an increase of 300 LU .
.. Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (PSPCL) is all set to maintain 8-hour power supply to tube wells. Last year on day 1 power demand rose by more than 1900 MW and touched demand of 11141 MW.
Thermal plant supply in the state was 351 LU and supplied by the private generators. Rajpura thermal plant with two units supplied 282 LU and whereas Talwandi Sabo with one unit supplied 69 LU. The thermal plants in Lehra Mohabtt and Ropar have not started generation due to low demand from industry.
Last year PSPCL successfully catered to record maximum demand of 13606 MW and supplied the highest ever 2, 999 LUs of electricity in a single day on July 3 last year. This year in view of present difficult conditions the power demand is likely to remain subdued.

Today second unit of Talwandi Sabo has been started to be followed by the third unit subsequently in the coming days .The state sector thermal units have been kept ready and are expected to start after 10 days when demands pick up.

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