Power demand in Punjab touches 12451 MW

July 10, 2018 04:56 PM

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH: Today   the maximum  power demand In Punjab touched 12451 MW in the afternoon , an all time high, due to hot and sultry weather and dwindling rain fall in the state.

Maximum power demand in Punjab on Monday was 12266 MW and 10037 MW  in Haryana.

Today all the thermal units in the state sector and private sector except one unit of GVK are running. The state sector thermal units are generating around 1657  MW while private thermal units are generating around 3410 MW. The power dral from grid as per share quota and bilateral arrangements was more than 6100 MW.

The power supply in Punjab  on Monday was 2703  lakh units and the thermal units in state supplied 1027  lakh units., Hydro units supplied 190 lakh units and  1423 lakh units was drawn as its share quota in central sector and bilateral arrangements.

In the adjoining Haryana power supply on Monday  was 2164 lakh units and thermal units supplied 577 lakh units. Today both units of Yamuna Nagar ,one unit of Khedar and four  units of Panipat are running .

The water level in reservoirs of Punjab continues to be at low level as compared to last year’s water level. The Bhakra level is 457.08 meters   against last year’s level of 481.86 meters on the corresponding day. This water level is about 24.8 meters  less from last year. In case of Ranjit Sagar Dam project water level is 505.98  meters against last year’s level of 515.41 meters.

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