Power situation improves marginally
THE UNSCHEDULED power cut at the Commissionerate yesterday evening was owing to power shortage in State, but in future such power cuts would not be effected unless the demand-supply situation worsens.india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 19:16 IST
THE UNSCHEDULED power cut at the Commissionerate yesterday evening was owing to power shortage in State, but in future such power cuts would not be effected unless the demand-supply situation worsens.
According to sources in MP State Electricity Board (MPSEB), Jabalpur, yesterday a 210-mw Sarni unit was dysfunctional and a 210-mw unit of Vindhyachal Plant was also not operational, which widened the demand-supply gap and the Board had to resort to load shedding.
Now normalcy has been restored, hence load shedding will not be done at Commissionerate headquarters unless there is failure of some power-generating unit, said an MPSEB official from Jabalpur over the phone.
However, there is additional load on the system due to three-hour single-phase supply to rural areas during evening peak hours. Earlier duration of this supply was two hours. The power situation improved today as Sarni plant became operational at 2.15 am.
The gulf between demand and supply at 6 am today was 1857 mw, which is slightly less than what it remains normally.
One of the reasons of slight improvement in power availability was that additional 101 mw was drawn from NTPC. Share of State from NTPC this morning was 2394 mw, but 2495 mw was drawn from NTPC.
First Published: Jan 17, 2006 19:16 IST