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After Titli, Telangana will face power calamity in next 3 days

After Titli, Telangana will face power calamity in next 3 days
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Power benefits have been put on high alert in concern of more outages in the next 34 days as discoms are not getting the assertive supplies

HYDERABAD: Power benefits have been put on high alert in concern of more outages in the next 3-4 days as discoms are not getting the assertive supplies.

Senior energy department officials are troubled as the state was not getting power from central power generating stations because of which the demand has soared by 40 per cent. “In October 2017, the power demand was 7,538 MW and the same touched 10,600 MW this month,” Rao said.TSSPDCL CMD G Raghuma Reddy said Greater Hyderabad alone accounted for 55.9 million units on Monday. “The situation will remain critical for the next three days,” he said.

Meanwhile, the power coordination committee asked the generating units to verify maximum thermal and hydel power to meet the supply demand and also ensure that deficit is minimal. Northern power discom CMD Gopala Rao and Transco joint managing director Srinivasa Rao were also present at the meeting.At the same time, it was decided to purchase power from the open market to meet the need.

Owing to Cyclone Titli and collapse of power lines from northern to southern grid, power supplies have taken a hit in the last couple of days.“Staffers of discoms have been asked to be available 24 hours to attend to consumers as the situation is likely to continue to remain grave in the next three days,” TSGenco and TSTransco chairman and managing director D Prabhakar Rao said after holding a key meeting here on Monday.

As against the daily grant of 2,500 MW, the state is receiving only 1,500 MW. Similarly, Chhattisgarh is giving only 350 MW as against the assured supply of 1,000 MW. It may be recalled Genco and Transco had announced that the state is facing a shortfall of 3,000 MW.

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