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Power demand dips in region following rains

July 29, 2018 10:10 AM

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH: The power demand in the region dipped following wide spread rains in Punjab and Haryana. The maximum power demand in Punjab and Haryana was less than 8900 MW and 7000 MW respectively.

The power supply in Punjab exceeded 12500 MW during initial days of paddy season has come down to 8873 MW following heavy downpours in the state. The power supply in state was1959 lakh units mostly from private generators. The Ropar thermal plant supplied 35 lakh units only while Talwandi Sabo thermal and Rajpura thermal supplied 226 lakh units and 202 lakh units respectively. In state sector only one unit at Ropar thermal plant is operating.

In the adjoining Haryana power demand dipped to 6995 MW with supply of 1407 lakh units. The 1200 MW Khedar thermal plant and ---- MW Panipat thermal plant are under shut down on low power demand. Only one unit of Yamuna Nagar thermal and Jhajjar thermal are operating.  

The water level in Bhakra is 1552 feet with inflow of 56391cusrcd .The water level inBhakra last year’s level of 1618 feet At Ranjit Sagar Dam project Dam water level is 507.12 meters against last year’s level of 521.63 meters.

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