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Weather hits power supply in State

By Ajit Patowary
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GUWAHATI, April 21 - Contrary to common experience of shortfall in power supply, the prevailing inclement weather condition is resulting in non-delivery of around 200 MW of power on an average in the State everyday, particularly in the evening hours. This development has been confronted since April 15.

Disclosing this, highly placed sources in the Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) told this newspaper today that there is no shortfall in power supply in the State these days. But due to local transmission problems resulting from the stormy weather condition, the APDCL distribution network has not been able to supply power to some consumers every evening since April 15.

The power demand of the State during these days is restricted to around 1,300 MW during the evening hours and the daytime power demand in the State is around 800 MW to 900 MW due to the prevailing weather condition.

During the hot weather condition in July and August, the power demand in the evening hours is expected to rise to around 1,500 MW, while that of the daytime is expected to rise to around 1,100 MW to 1,200 MW, sources said.

The State is now getting around 250 MW of power everyday from its own power stations. It is also getting around 130 MW of power from the Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station. From the Oil and Natural Gas Tripura Power Company (OTPC) Palatana Power Station in Tripura it is getting around 200 MW of power, from the Ranganadi, Kathalguri, RC Nagar and Kopili Power Projects of the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) it is getting around 450 MW of power, while from the Eastern Region Stations of the NTPC it is getting around 140 MW of power.

It is also getting around 40 MW of power from the NTPC and around 65 MW of power from the OTPC Palatana on an �out-of-allocation� power supply arrangement, sources said.

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Weather hits power supply in State

GUWAHATI, April 21 - Contrary to common experience of shortfall in power supply, the prevailing inclement weather condition is resulting in non-delivery of around 200 MW of power on an average in the State everyday, particularly in the evening hours. This development has been confronted since April 15.

Disclosing this, highly placed sources in the Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) told this newspaper today that there is no shortfall in power supply in the State these days. But due to local transmission problems resulting from the stormy weather condition, the APDCL distribution network has not been able to supply power to some consumers every evening since April 15.

The power demand of the State during these days is restricted to around 1,300 MW during the evening hours and the daytime power demand in the State is around 800 MW to 900 MW due to the prevailing weather condition.

During the hot weather condition in July and August, the power demand in the evening hours is expected to rise to around 1,500 MW, while that of the daytime is expected to rise to around 1,100 MW to 1,200 MW, sources said.

The State is now getting around 250 MW of power everyday from its own power stations. It is also getting around 130 MW of power from the Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station. From the Oil and Natural Gas Tripura Power Company (OTPC) Palatana Power Station in Tripura it is getting around 200 MW of power, from the Ranganadi, Kathalguri, RC Nagar and Kopili Power Projects of the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) it is getting around 450 MW of power, while from the Eastern Region Stations of the NTPC it is getting around 140 MW of power.

It is also getting around 40 MW of power from the NTPC and around 65 MW of power from the OTPC Palatana on an �out-of-allocation� power supply arrangement, sources said.

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