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Power situation worsens, nearly 600 MW loadshedding

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, July 7 (UNI) The power situation in the capital worsened today with the DelhiTransco having to resort to nearly 600 MW of loadshedding during the peak hours even as the peak demand crossed the 3900 MW mark.

Consequently, many areas of South Delhi experienced several hours of loadshedding, ranging from 6-8 hours.

Out of the peak demand of 3912 MW, the Delhi Transco limited could meet only 3312 MW, a spokesperson of the company said.

The spokesperson said the situation worsened because of the shutdown of the Nathpa Jakhri power plant during the day for desilting. However, the situation is expected to improve as the day progresses with the plant now back into operation.

The present power crisis in Delhi is also due to the shutdown of the 200 MW Badarpur Power plant till July 20 due to maintenance.

However, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said earlier today that efforts were on to get additional power from Gujarat and Orissa during the next two days to meet the power shortage in Delhi.


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