The power situation in rural areas is worse. Notwithstanding official claim of 6 to 8 hour supply for agriculture sector in two installments, villagers hardly get 6 hour supply. The official cuts in rural areas are 5.5 hours. The overloading of transmission lines often leads to tripping from local sub-stations.
The 2-day weekly off for furnace and heavy industries, and one-day industrial off for general industries is already in place. Three-hour peak load restrictions have also been implemented.
The thermal plants of the state produced 475 LU on June 20 as unit no. 1 of Ropar thermal is down due to boiler leakage. Officials hide frequent trippings of units due to boiler leakage after recent maintenance on old age of units.
The states own generation is 830 LU from thermal and hydro units. The power purchase from different sources is 970 LU which includes 209 LU from NTPC and 119 LU from NHPC. The short term purchases are 490 LU.
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