Peak hour demand touches 9823 megawatts
Mr. Rajendra Shukla congratulates
Bhopal, October 20, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan): Within 6 days, record of meeting maximum power demand was overhauled in Madhya Pradesh. In the state, 21 crore 87 lakh 68 thousand units of power were supplied on October 18 and 21 crore 79 lakh 21 thousand units on October 17. Energy Minister Mr. Rajendra Shukla has congratulated all concerning employees in the state for this achievement. The previous record in the state was set on October 13 when 20 crore 94 lakh units were supplied. It is noteworthy that maximum peak hour demand of 9,823 MW was registered on October 17 and 9,664 MW on October 18, which was met successfully. MD of MP Power Management Company Mr. Sanjay Kumar Shukla informed that demand for power has increased due to ongoing festivals and Rabi irrigation due to deficient rainfall.
It has gone up by about 39 percent on October 14 compared to corresponding period last year. In the context of rising demand, 45 percent more power was supplied. On October 17, 2014, peak hour demand was 7,357 MW, which rose to 9,823 MW on October 18 this year. Power supply was 16 crore 41 lakh 47 thousand units on October 183, 2014, which rose to 21 crore 87 lakh units 68 on October 18, 2015. Thermal and hydel power stations’ share of 3,465 MW was maximum in successfully meeting maximum power demand on October 18. Power Generating Company’s thermal power stations supplied 6 crore 79 lakh units and hydel power stations 62.40 lakh units.