GUWAHATI, July 5 � On an average, there is a regular shortfall of around 300 MW of power in the State during the peak load hour these days. This situation is prevailing since mid-June last, said sources in the Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL).
According to the sources, the off-peak load hour power shortfall in the State these days is around 200 MW. The evening hours between 6 pm and 11 pm is regarded to be the peak load hour, while the period between 12 am and 6 pm is regarded to be the off peak load hour, basing on the volume of their power demand.
The off peak load hour power demand of the State these days is 1000 MW, while the peak load hour power demand of the State these days is around 1300 MW and the power availability during these two periods these days is around 800 MW and around 1050 MW respectively.
Today, the Palatana was off the grid since midnight. And hence, there was an additional shortfall of 120 MW till 5 pm today. This Tripura thermal power station started supplying power around 5 pm and initially it supplied around 90 MW of power, against the State�s quota of 120 MW from it, sources said.
The State received from the Central sector power stations around 730 MW of power and from its own power stations it received around 235 MW of power till 6 pm today, sources said.
Yesterday, the areas covered by the Jawaharnagar Gas Insulated Sub-station had to face an ordeal due to a technical fault occurring in the sub-station. The fault compelled the APDCL authorities to put the line between Jawaharnagar Sub-station and Sarusajai Sub-station under maintenance shutdown till 4 pm, sources said.
Yesterday the Namrup and Lakwa thermal power stations could generate around 110 MW of power, against their respective installed capacities of 120 MW and 157 MW respectively during the off peak load hours due to low gas pressure, sources said.