Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Record power demand at 5,528 MW

Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: June 19, 2014 3:13 am

The national capital recorded a peak power demand of 5,528 MW on Wednesday, the highest this year so far.

The authorities had to resort to load-shedding following a dip in generation at Nathpa Jhakri and Kancham Wantu power plants due to high silt in Satluj river. The loss was offset partly by increasing generation at the Bawana gas power plant.

According to Delhi Transco, the total demand in Delhi from Monday midnight till Tuesday midnight was 113.633 million units, out of which 111.796 million units were met. Load-shedding to the tune of 100 to 300 MW was carried out since 10.30 am on Wednesday, Delhi Transco said.

In another press release, Delhi Transco said, “The drawal of power from generating stations within Delhi was 1,133 MW. Drawal from central sector stations was to the tune of 4,285 MW.”

Meanwhile, light showers in various parts of the city on Wednesday evening pushed up the humidity levels.

Delhi Cong launches agitation against power, water shortages

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Congress on Wednesday launched a 10-day-long agitation against power and water shortages in the national capital that targeted the BJP and AAP. Organising demonstrations in Shahdara and Preet Vihar, party workers burnt effigies of Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and former Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

Led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma, the party staged demonstrations and dharnas at the Babu Ram School Chowk in Shahdara and Preet Vihar in East Delhi and Sant Nagar Chowk of Rani Bagh in North Delhi.

“From today, we have begun a 10-day people’s agitation against the water and power crises, which have worsened so much that if a water emergency is not declared in Delhi, the situation is bound to go out of control,” Lovely said.

He added that the manner in which “common citizens” were strongly supporting the agitation has proved that BJP’s promise of “good days” has only remained a dream.

According to Sharma, the Congress would start blocking roads from Thursday.

Demonstrations are expected to be held at Bawana and Uttam Nagar on Thursday.

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