Nagpur. The demand for power is steadily on the rise. According to the sources in Mahavitaran, the demand for power two days ago, was up to 17,500 Mega Watts. Of this the Mahavitaran had fulfilled the need up to 17,200 Mega Watts. However, this deficit of 300 megawatt caused many areas to remain in dark.
This also affected the Vidhan Sabha polls which were held yesterday. With the power-going off at many areas during the polls, many EVMs got switched off and many had to wait till power resumed. Many who could not wait till the power resumed had to forego from exercising their right to franchisee.
According to sources, the Mahavitaran had attempted to save 373 Mega Watt power.
The area which falls under the ‘D’, ‘E’, ‘F’ & ‘G’ categories are facing load-shedding on a regular basis. From October 1, 2014, the demand for power is steadily increasing. On October 5, 2014, this demand reached 16,813 Mega Watts. From this 535 Mega watts power was saved by resorting to load shedding.
On October 2, 2014 the demand for power reached up-to 16 099 mega watts. After fulfilling the requirement of 16 099 mega watts, 105 units were saved by load shedding.
On Dusshera the demand for power had reduced. On this day, the demand for power was only 15159 mega watts. Of this 15 099 mega watts was supplied. 141 mega watts were saved by resorting to load shedding.
On October 4, 2014, again the demand for power had increased up to 17 694 mega watts. Of this 16 721 mega watts was supplied and 973 mega watts was saved by load shedding.