Rains elusive, power demand on the rise

Rains elusive, power demand on the rise

Following intense heat wave and ongoing paddy season, the power demand in Punjab reached its peak with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) meeting an exceeded demand of 12,775 Mega Watts (MW) this afternoon breaking last year’s record demand of 12,542 MW achieved on July 9.

Officials of PSPCL expect the demand to rise further for the next few days if the rains keep away from the state. On Tuesday, Punjab supplied 2,506 lakh units comprising of 978 lakh units from thermal units and 207 lakh units from hydro stations. The demand for more power is attributed to the ongoing paddy season coupled with the use of more air-conditioners.

In Punjab, all the four units of the Ropar Thermal Plant and three units of Lehra Mohabbat are generating power. Besides this, three power sector thermal stations are also running at full capacity. Solar power is supplying 500 MW during day time.  Read More

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