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Power demand increases by 200 lakh units in Punjab & Haryana
On the very first day of 8 hour power supply to tube wells the daily power demand in Punjab and Haryana has increased by more than 200 lakh units.
With the 8 hour power supply for paddy transplantation the demand has increased to 1851 lakh units from Sunday's supply of 1644 lakh units. The maximum hourly power demand met on Monday was 8920 MW while it was 8119 MW on previous day. The jump in power supply is expected to be more steep once the temperature in state crosses 40 degre celcius.

Today 4 units of Ropar thermal plant and three units of Lehra Mohabatt are generating power at a reduced capacity due to lesser demand. Yesterday Ropar thermal supplied 150 Lakh units and Lehra Mohabatt supplied 123 lakh units. The private sector units of Rajpura and Lehra Mohabatt are generating 1937 MW and supplied 315 lakh units on Monday.

Punjab is drawing 1078 lakh units against schedule of 1093 lakh units and short term power purchase includes 1239 MW.

The power supply in Haryana was 1273 lakh units on first day of paddy transplantation and this was an increase of 178 lakh units as power supply on Sunday was 1095 lakh units. The normal power supply had already crossed 1350 lakh units few days back but recent rain in parts of state has lowered the power demand.

The thermal units at Panipat and Khedar are not yet operating as power demand has not picked up. Both the units at Yamuna Nagar are generating power. One unit each at Khedar and Panipat are down due to boiler leakage.

The hourly maximum demand on Monday was 6522 MW whereas it was 5593 MW on Sunday. This demand is likely to exceed 9300 MW in July.

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