Power demand touches new record highs in Haryana

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 13:26

Chandigarh: The power transmission and distribution system in Haryana on Monday supplied a record 9,152 megawatt after a surge in electricity demand due to rise in mercury and almost no rains in the state.

The state had seen a peak load of 6,787 megawatt of electricity on the corresponding day last year.
A spokesman of the power utilities said here today that the curve of electricity demand has been touching new heights for last some days as there is no respite for people from scorching heat in the sate.

The Haryana Discoms (Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam) supplied 1,924.71 lakh units of power yesterday against 1,428.82 lakh units supplied on the corresponding day of the last year, he said.
He said that duration of supply has been more than the schedule fixed by the discoms.

Yesterday, industries were given supply for 23.34 hours, urban consumers for 23.37 hours, rural domestic consumers for 14 hours and agriculture tube wells for over eight hours, he said.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 13:26

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