Punjab sees 33% surge in power demand over last year


Punjab sees 33% surge in power demand over last year

With the start of paddy transplanting in Punjab, the state has witnessed a 33% increase in the demand for power compared to the previous year.

On June 21, the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) supplied 2,398.08 lakh units (LU) of power as compared to 1,804.73 LU that were consumed on June 21, 2017. The peak demand on Thursday had touched 10,832 MW whereas it was 8,819 MW on June 21, 2017.

PSPCL chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) Baldev Singh Sran said despite GVK backing down two 270 MW units on late Thursday evening due to coal shortage and a reduction in generation at the hydel power plants and central sector thermal plants, the power corporation had been able to provide uninterrupted power to all categories of consumers across the state without imposing any regulatory Read More

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