No power cut in peak summer: Yusuf

There will be no power cut in Delhi during June, July and August, Power Minister Haroon Yusuf said.

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2011, 00:16 AM IST

New Delhi: There will be no power cut in
Delhi during June, July and August, Power Minister Haroon
Yusuf said on Thursday.

Asked whether the city will face any shortage of power
during June, July and August, he said adequate arrangement has
been made and there will be no power cut in the city during
that period.

"The peak demand is expected to touch around 5,100 MW
while we will have availability to tune of 5,300 MW. So there
will not be any shortage of power in the city," he claimed.

The Bawana power plant, which has already missed several
deadlines, is likely to start producing power from June, which
will help in bridging the gap between demand and supply of
electricity during peak summer months.

Yusuf, who visited the under-construction plant, said
the power demand has come down by about nine per cent in the
current month comparing to April last year.

The city had experienced large-scale power cuts in peak
summer last year primarily due to gap between demand and
supply.

Yusuf said two units of Bawana plant, having a production
capacity of 500 mega watt, will start generation from June.

Bawana power plant has six turbines--including four
gas-based turbines and two steam based turbines--and the
combined production capacity of all the units would be 1,500
mega watt.

PTI