Relief for PSPCL as power demand dips due to rain
Bahadurjeet Singh /Rupnagar
There was a relief for Punjab State Power Corporation Limited(PSPCL) as the Punjab power demand took a sharp dip of more than 2000 MW on Wednesday afternoon following rain and thunderstorm in the state.The demand which was hovering about 9000 MW came down to 6800 MW .
One thermal unit each at Lehra Mohabbat and at Rupnagar was closed down while other three thermal units at Lehra Mohabbat and two Rupnagar units are running at reduced load. Similarly two units of Talwandi Sabo and One GVK unit is running at reduced load.
On Tuesday ,the maximum power demand in the state was 9361 MW and the minimum power demand was 8125 MW.
The power supply in the state was 2118 lakh units with a shortage of only 54 lakh units.
For a fortnight, the PSPCL had been struggling to meet the power demand in the state as the power availability was less against increased power demand due to sudden increase in temperature and low coal stocks.