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Haryana likely to bridge gap in power demand and supply, says CEA's report
Sunday June 5, 2016, Chandigarh: Haryana may not be self sufficient in power generation but has been able to bridge the gap between power demand and supply as per latest Central Electricity Authority (CEA) report.

CEA in its report has projected that power supply position will be comfortable round the year  mainly due to long term power purchase agreements with private generators. The annual power requirement of state is likely to be 49800 million units; whereas the power availability will be 51069 million units, thus there will be power surplus to the tune of 2.5 per cent. Even the expected peak requirement of 8950 MW will be met by peak availability of 9263 MW.

CEA has projected the above after  taking  into consideration  the  proposed  maintenance  schedule  of  the  units  during  the year. The net energy availability is based upon generation from own generating plants , share of power from the common projects, allocation of firm power from central generating stations, energy import/ export under long term bilateral agreements including that from generation and tied up capacity from independent power producers.

Haryana has 2059 MW of firm allocation of power from central sector unit purchases of 1424 MW power from Adani on long term basis. Last year the state was entitled to draw 19905 million units from central sector units but it drew 13225 million units mainly because of power purchase from private generators.

During the last financial year CEA had forecasted a power surplus of 7.6 per cent but practically the state had power shortage of just 0.1 per cent on  account  of  higher  energy  requirement  and  lower  energy  availability. The power supply was 47437 million units against a demand of 47506 million units. The state was able to meet peak demand of 9113 MW.

V K Gupta, a spokesperson of AIPEF said that though this year power surplus has been estimated at 2.5 per cent, yet there may be problems as power demand has increased by about 15 per cent. This may be especially true during the paddy season.

During September and October there will be power shortage to the tune of 2.3 per cent as per the report. The maximum power demand of 5250 million units will be in the months of July and August followed by 5150 million units in September. The maximum peak demand of 8950 MW will also happen during August and September.

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