GUWAHATI, June 13 - There is no shortfall of power in the State these days. The Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) is supplying power to its consumers as per demand. However, due to some localised technical problems, power cuts have been resorted to in some areas, said sources in the APDCL here today.
When pointed to the frequent power cuts resorted to by the APDCL, the sources said localised technical problems like storm-related damage to the transmission network, rising floodwater, etc., have been compelling the power utility to resort to power cuts these days.
The sources said the power demand for the peak-load-hour today was projected to be around 1,400 MW and accordingly, the APDCL has managed to ensure supply of the required amount of power from the Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (213 MW), NEEPCO (454 MW), Palatana plant of the NEEPCO (151 MW), NHPC Loktak HE Plant (29 MW), Eastern Region (142 MW), bilateral purchase (65 MW) and purchasing from the power exchange (295 MW). A similar arrangement was also made during the off-peak-load-hour (6 am to 6 pm) to meet the power demand of around 1,000 MW, sources said.
Interestingly, there was 77 MW excess power available with the APDCL during the off-peak-load-hour today.
The problems faced in some areas of the city today are due to power cuts following severe waterlogging. This was done with a view to preventing any incidents of electrocution, sources said.
It needs mention here that some areas of the city like parts of Chandmari, Gandhibasti, Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar faced severe power cut today.