With the intense heat wave taking a toll on residents in the last three days, Gurgaon’s power demand increased to an all-time high on Monday. Erratic power cuts further compounded the woes of residents.
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) reported a consumption of 1,100 MW on Monday -- maximum on any particular day in May.
Sanjiv Chopra, superintending engineer (SE), DHBVN, said, “1,100 MW means two hundred and fifty lakh (2.5 crore) units. As far as DHBVN’s record, the consumption has never crossed 2 crore (200 lakh) figure.”
“We are trying to supply uninterrupted power. We have also set up a team of engineers to report twice about any fault in supply owing to short circuit, transformer failure and other technical reasons,” added Chopra.
He said in view of the prevailing heat wave, the maximum consumption could also go up to 1,300 MW.
The increasing power demand has concerned the DHBVN officials who held an urgent meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was chaired by Devender Singh, CMD of the Haryana power discoms.
“I have issued instruction to DHBVN engineers to rectify errors such as replacing old and outdated wires, transformers and expedite the complaint attending system,” added he CMD.
Meanwhile, city residents have complained of erratic power cuts. “We don’t trust the DHBVN’s claim. Power cuts were imposed nearly seven times on Monday. This has been happening quite frequently,” said SK Srivastav, a South City resident.