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Power situation improves, much improvement expected by next week

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) A day after the power demand in the Capital shot up to the highest ever level of 3627 MW, the situation witnessed some improvement today with the demand falling to 3488 MW.

While the demand of 3627 MW yesterday had led to several areas in Delhi being subjected to one to one and half hour of loadshedding, today's loadshedding in different areas was reduced to just for half an hour. However, there was no loadshedding during the peak period, a Delhi Transco spokesperson said.

Overall, the Delhi Transco had to resort to 256 MW of loadshedding during the day, the spokesperson said.

Like on previous days, today's power shortage was also largely due to the frequency problems being experienced by the Northern Grid, which accounts for a major supply of power to Delhi.

The problem of low frequency of power in the Northern Grid has persisted over the last few weeks due to overdrawing from the network by the other states in the region, forcing the Delhi Transco to take recourse to loadshedding to keep the grid under control.

Nevertheless, the Transco spokesperson said with some Central power plants like those at Dadri and Sanghrauli expected to be back into operation by next week, power generation of the grid might improve.

Infact, they expect the power situation in Delhi to completely normalise by the middle of May by which time many of power plants are expected to be back in operation.


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