No 12-hour power supply during paddy season in Punjab


No 12-hour power supply during paddy season in Punjab

With the state government advancing the dates for planting paddy to June 13, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has started making arrangements to meet the demand which is expected to touch 13,500 MW during the peak summer season.

As of now, the demand for power is floating around 6,000 to 7,000 and the corporation is able to meet this even without operating the two state-owned thermal power plants at Ropar and Lehra Mohabbat.

PSPCL chairman-cummanaging director (CMD) Baldev Singh Sran said last year the corporation had started making banking arrangements with the southern and some northern states right with the onset of the autumn season. “The state will be able to meet the power demand which is likely to touch 13,500 MW mark this summer. The corporation will have 14,000 MW of power each day at its disposal as the farmers start to plant paddy from June 13,” he added. Read More

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