The sultry weather conditions prevailing across the region has pushed the power demand in Punjab and Haryana to new peaks on Wednesday.
Punjab power demand exceeded 12,700 MW today afternoon, breaking last year’s record demand of 12,542 MW achieved on July 9. In Haryana, the maximum power demand of the season touched 10,127 MW, surpassing last year record of 10,126 MW of June 28.
In Punjab all four units of Ropar thermal and three units of Lehra Mohabbat are generating power. There are also three power sector thermal stations running at full capacity. Solar power is supplying 500 MW during day time. On Wednesday, Punjab generated 6,290 MW and drew 6,352 MW from central sector units and other sources, according to power purchase agreements.
On Tuesday, Punjab supplied 2,506 lakh units comprising 978 lakh units from thermal and 207 lakh units from hydro stations. Read More