Haryana’s power consumption has touched a new high. It was reported that the maximum daily electricity consumption in the Haryana state has crossed a record 2,000 lakh units. The record 2,000 lakh units consumption was stated by state’s power utilities last week.
Haryana’s power consumption touches new high
An official of Haryana Power Utilities stated in a statement that the consumption of electricity has touched a new high this year. It was reported that the power consumption recorded on July 19, 2017 was 2,010 lakh units. This count was higher against the record as on August 26, 2014 that had touched 1,929 lakh units.
Power utilities successfully met
It was further reported that without any network constraint the power utilities have successfully met the peak power demand of 9,440 MW on July 15. In addition, to have successfully met the peak power demand it also met the highest every daily power consumption which was recorded 2,010 lakh units on July 19. This target was successfully met despite a shortage of about 2,900 MW in the Northern Grid. This shortage occurred due to an outage of Karcham-Wangtoo, Nathpa-Jhakri and Rampur Hydro Generation. The reason of the outage is believed to be a silt. The state utilities successfully catered to the record consumption despite the shortage. The summer or paddy peak load demand has also been met by State Power Utilities through a robust transmission and distribution network.
Peak Power Demand also increases in Haryana
It was reported that besides the increase in power consumption in Haryana, the peak power demand also hit a new high. The peak power demand as on July 15 was recorded at 9,440 MW. This count was more against 2016’s peak demand of 9,262 MW that was recorded on July 22.
On July 19, it was reported that all the generators of the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) were in service. The capacity of 128 existing sub-stations has been augmented by adding 20 new sub-stations by Haryana Transmission Utility. With an investment of Rs 1,045 crore, the corporation has also added around 800 km new transmission lines in the state. Moreover, the state distribution utilities made investments in new substations and distribution lines with an investment of approximately Rs 2,688 crore.
Source: Business Standard