GUWAHATI, June 13 � Power situation deteriorated further in the State today following a shortfall of over 400 MW in supply. The State today received around 850 MW of power from various sources, including its own generating units, against its peak load hour demand of around 1196 MW.
Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) sources here said that the one unit of the State�s Karbi Langpi Hydel Project could generate around 46 MW of power, while the Namrup Thermal Power Station of the State could generate around 56 MW of power and its Lakwa Thermal Power Station could generate around 40 MW of power today.
Against the above picture of State�s own generation, the Central Sector Generating Stations (CSGS) located in the NE region could supply the State around 423 MW of power. The State received 91 MW from the Eastern Region generating units of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and 131 MWs from other sources during the peak load hours.
Inadequate gas supply has been resulting in the less generation in the gas-based thermal power stations of the State and other parts of the NE region as well. For example, Kathalguri, which is to supply 210 MW of power, could supply only between 50 MW and 60 MW of power to the State today.
The State is also getting less amount of power from the hydel stations located in the NE region due to less water in their respective reservoirs.
From the open market also, the State today could procure only 78 MW of power, against the 120 MW of power assured to it, sources said.