KOHIMA, May 11 � Power Grid Corporation in a release here today said normal power supply in the North East is expected to be resumed by May 14 or 15 as restoration work was on war footing.
Severe storm damaged two 440 KV towers between Alipudwar in North Bengal and Bongaigaon in lower Assam on May 3.
This disrupted electricity supply to the north eastern grid from the eastern grid leading to rationing of power from the North Eastern Region Load Despatching Centre (NERLDC), Shillong to the constituent states of the region.
Nagaland and other north eastern states are experiencing severe power shortage for the past few days as the region is getting only half of its electricity requirement following the disruption in supply between eastern and north eastern region (NER) power grids.
Nagaland received only 45-50 MW of power against the peak hour requirement of 110 MW for past few days leading to frequent supply cuts in the towns, State Power department sources said.
Power Grid said the NERLDC has been requesting its constituent states to augment their generating capacity by expediting the on-going projects and maximize capacity of existing plants since the region as whole require around 1,500 MW of power during peak hours. � PTI