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Widespread rainfall reduces electricity demand in Madhya Pradesh

india Updated: Jan 02, 2015 19:12 IST
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The widespread rainfall in Madhya Pradesh has reduced the power demand by 3500 megawatt (MW) in the state. Due to rainfall in large parts of the state on Thursday, there was negligible demand of power from the agriculture sector.

On December 9 last, the highest 9832 MW electricity was supplied to meet demand of 10,000 MW across the state. The discoms realised record revenue of Rs 13,170 crore from April to November 2014 which was higher than Rs 10,656 crore realised in year 2013 during the corresponding period.

For November 2014, the discoms recovered Rs 2359 crore compared to Rs 638 crore during same month in 2013. Highlighting the performance of power companies in year 2014 in a function held on Thursday at the Shakti Bhawan here, MP Power Management Company managing director Manu Shrivastava said the transmission losses were brought down by 3% in the state last year.

The state is expected to add to its capacity 1530 megawatt power in year 2015 through the state's share in upcoming thermal power stations in private sector.

The state will get 248 MW power from sixth unit of the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, 248 MW from the second unit of JP Thermal Power Project, 420 MW from the two units of MB Thermal Power Project, 150 MW from the Essar Thermal Power Project and 210 MW from the Jhabua Thermal Power Project.

In 2014, the thermal power generation in the state owned units has gone up by 1450 MW with the synchronization of 250 MW unit of the Satpuda Thermal Power Station, Sarni, on March 16 last, two 600 megawatt units of Shree Singhaji Thermal Power Station in February 1 and December 28 last.

The MP Power Generating Company is expected to enhance its capacity by 1200 megawatt in coming years for the work order for second phase of installing two more units of 600 megawatt of Shree Singhaji Thermal Power Project is released. On December 11, 2014 the state owned MP Thermal Power Generating Company has made record generation of 2927 MW power.