Rigorous monsoon: Power scenario changed to surplus in Telangana

Rigorous monsoon: Power scenario changed to surplus in Telangana

Agency News

Hyderabad, Oct 23 : The Power scenario in Telangana and the entire Southern Region has changed to Surplus this year when compared with the previous year due to persistent and rigorous monsoon.

The peak demand in the state during the Kharif Season is less when compared to the previous year, Telangana State TRANSCO said in a release here on Wednesday.
In Telangana, generally the peak Kharif demand generally will be during the months of August, September and October.

The present demand in terms of Peak and Energy in the State during the month of October 2019 was 8532 MW and 166.35 MU/day when compared to 10,600 MW and 216.9 MU/day during the same period in the previous year, which is less by 19.5 percent and 23.3 percent respectively.

Similarly, in the month of September also the Peak demand and Energy is less by 10 per cent and 17 per cent respectively, the release said. This is mainly on account of persistent Rainfall in the state, which led to minimum power requirement from farming sector.

The requirement of farming sector generally during Kharif Season will be about 45 per cent of total State Demand and due to persistent Rainfall, the requirement of power from other sectors of consumer also came down, the release added. (UNI)