Power supply was 9 per cent more in October this year

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Chandigarh, Nov 1 (UNI) Haryana Power Utilities supplied 9 per cent more power to the consumers of the State during October, 2008 as compared to the corresponding month, last year.

During the month, the Utilities supplied 21433 lakh units of electricity while 19733 lakh units were supplied during October, 2007, a spokesman for the Haryana Power Utilities said here today.

The power generating units of the State produced 11974 lakh units of electricity during October, 2008 whereas these units contributed 8872 lakh units of electricity during October, 2007, he said.

One of the major reasons of availability of more power was contribution by Thermal Yamuna Nagar this year and there was an over all increase of around 15 per cent in the State's generating stations from April to October.

In view of the ongoing Kharif season almost 46 per cent of the total available electricity was supplied to the agriculture sector.

Simultaneously, the Utilities also ensured maximum power supply to the domestic and non-domestic consumers during the month of festivals for which the distribution system was also strengthened by carrying out extensive maintenance of transformers, high tension and low tension lines.

Due to increase in availability of power and maintenance of the distribution system, the Utilities were able to supply electricity in a more reliable manner.

Barring exceptions, the electricity was supplied as per schedule to the consumers of all categories. Moreover, the morning peak load restrictions on industrial category of consumers has been withdrawn during the month of October.

On an average, the Utilities imposed power regulations of 52lakh units daily in Oct. this year compared to 108 lakh units regulations during October, 2007.

He further stated that the Utilities plan to supply average 750 lakh units of electricity daily to the consumers during the month of November, 2008 and it will be ensured that the electricity is available to the consumers as per schedule.

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