Published On : Wed, Jun 4th, 2014

Maharashtra hit by increased power demand from all over country

Nagpur News.

Although Maharashtra is producing electricity to the extent of 2,000 mega watt, owing to rise in demand for electricity from all over the country, the consumers in some parts of the state are affected. Due to increased demand, the frequency of the system remained around 49.5 hertz. It is a very serious issue for power generating/distributing system. Therefore, in C and D class of areas power cut had to be resorted to.
Today MSEDCL had taken power to the extent of 1,200-mega watt from central exchange. In addition to that, 660-mega watt set of Adani and 300-mega watt set JSW have returned to normal and thus 2,000 mega watt excess power was available. Due to change in weather conditions, there is whopping power demand in all parts of the country and in some states power situation is very critical. Routinely Gujarat does not take electricity from Kawas and Gandhar projects as cost is as high as Rs 9 to 10 per unit. However, today Gujarat state was also required to avail power from these projects.
As for tomorrow, MSEDCL has made provision of 800 to 1,200–mega watt electricity from power exchange. Thus, MSEDCL is trying its best for keeping power situation normal in the state.