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Deficient rainfall in south responsible for power cuts

india Updated: Jun 20, 2009 22:39 IST

Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Chairman Harinder Singh Brar on Saturday said deficient rainfall in southern states of the country has caused power cuts in Punjab.

Brar said the relief which northern region used to get from southern states in these days has not been received.

"The Open Access Corridors linking Northern Region with eastern and western region for the month of June were booked in advance and presently there is congestion on these corridors, due to which about 300 MW power arranged by PSEB is not flowing," he said.

Yet another sudden shortage of 175 MW Power Supply to PSEB due to transmission problems of 300 MW Adani Thermal Plant in Gujarat which is likely to be available by July 1, said Brar.

He added that due to increase in load of every state due to high temperature, the frequency of grid is hovering near 49Hz which favourably should be near 50Hz. As a result additional unscheduled power cuts are being imposed all over Punjab, he reasoned.