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Power consumption reaches a new high despite sporadic cuts

Gurgaon records 11% increase in consumption from last may, usage crosses 2 crore units 16 times in May.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 04, 2015 09:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Despite irregular supply of power and frequent night outages, the power consumption in the city for the month of May crossed the two-crore units mark 16 times, compared to two times from last year.

However, the residents remain irked due to no respite from the unbridled power cuts.

Rise in electricity consumption signifies an increase of over 11% and is expected that the peak power requirement during the month of June would go up to 275 lakh units. It is believed that there will be no shortage in the supply, even if the demand exceeds that. The highest consumption of power from the previous year was 252 lakh units in June. The highest consumption this year stands at 231.34 lakh units, from the month of May.

Official data of the transmission company HVPN stated that the power was consumed by the residents against round the clock power supply despite various complaints.

“We were reeling under darkness last night due to night long outage. This has been happening with the residents of the area for the last month, we were assured by the discom that the problem of power cuts will be resolved within ten days, but nothing has happened,” said MC Yadav, a resident of sector 31.

Lokesh Vashisth, a resident of Jhrasa village, said, “We are paying all electricity bills properly, but the discom has failed to provide the power supply. Continuous power tripping has damaged our electric appliances and we are fed up.”

CS Jakhar, executive engineer (Suburban) said, “The problem has been resolved almost, fault had occurred in the power cable as a result of which power supply was stopped.”

First Published: Jun 04, 2015 09:05 IST