Hydropower production rises in Himachal Pradesh

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Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh has shown an increase in hydropower generation this year on account of the rising temperature, as the water levels of all Himalayan regions rivers have gone up.ue to water surplus in the River Beas, a single hydropower plant of the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Board is generating over 10 to 15 percent power above its usual limit.

This year, Himachal Pradesh is estimated to provide a surplus of 2,000 Megawatt of electricity to Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.

"This electricity, the powerhouse will produce with all its capacity in the month of April - May till August- September. Our full capacity is 126 megawatt but our power works on 130-135. The main reason is melting ice," said Mridul Sharma, an engineer.

"In lean season, in winters, our power capacity goes down to 35 megawatts and out of three machines, only one works and that machine also works on 32-42 megawatts," he added.

The potential of power generation of Himachal Pradesh has been assessed at 21,000 Megawatt, which is about 25 percent of the total hydropower potential of the country. (ANI)

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