Power demands reach all time high

Scorching heat and a delayed monsoon has resulted in a sharp increase in power demands across Haryana touching an all time high of 1,528.33 lakh units on June 28.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 2, 2012 12:18 am

Scorching heat and a delayed monsoon has resulted in a sharp increase in power demands across Haryana touching an all time high of 1,528.33 lakh units on June 28. Last year on this day the power demand stood at 1,127.45 lakh units. The figures were released by Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) on Sunday.

According to Amit Agrawal,managing director of DHBVN,the power demand in the state was estimated to be 7,812 MW on June 30. “Efforts are on to meet the unexpected increase of demand by purchasing power from alternative sources. Despite constraints in power generation projects,state power utilities are churning out record power supply,” Agrawal added.

“Haryana power utilities supplied all time high of 1,419.63 lakh units on June 24,which is about 110 lakh units more than what was supplied on the corresponding day last year,” he said.

According to DHBVN officials,the transmission and distribution system took a maximum load of 6,535 MW on June 27,against previous record of 6,443 MW load on July 21,2011.

Agrawal,in a statement,added that DHBVN supplied 627 lakh units of power daily during June against the daily average of 577.99 lakh units during the corresponding month of last year.

“In the area of the operation circle,Gurgaon,the daily average supply was 166.62 lakh units in June,against the daily average of 158.78 lakh units in June,2011,” he added.

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