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Power demand drops after drizzle

The peak and off peak demand has come down to 5,000 megawat (mw) from 5,400 mw and 3,600 mw from 4,500 mw respectively. The MPSEB was having nearly 4,200 mw and 3,600 mw power during the peak and off peak hours in the last couple of days.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 12:53 IST

DROP IN mercury following untimely drizzle has sharply brought down the demand for power, improving the power position.

The peak and off peak demand has come down to 5,000 megawat (mw) from 5,400 mw and 3,600 mw from 4,500 mw respectively. The MPSEB was having nearly 4,200 mw and 3,600 mw power during the peak and off peak hours in the last couple of days.

According to MPSEB officials, its thermal and hydel power stations were generating 1,800 mw and 800 mw, respectively and it was getting 1,400 mw from the Central share and purchasing 300 mw during the peak hours against the demand of 500 mw. The shortfall of 800 mw is met by power cuts in rural areas.

MP Power Transmission Company Limited Chairman cum Managing Director R K Verma said power position has improved with the drop in demand. The grid frequency of the Western Region Grid (WRG), Mumbai, is good and is at 50 Hertz (Hz) for the better part of the day, he said.

First Published: Apr 18, 2006 12:53 IST