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Web Exclusive | October 2013

Peak power shortage comes down to 3.6% in Sep

India's peak power shortage in September came down to 3.6 per cent thanks to healthy monsoon season, says the Union government data. The peak power deficit or shortage in electricity supply when the demand is at its highest in the same period last year had soared to 13,246 mw or 10 per cent. The good monsoon led to lesser agricultural demand and higher hydro power generation. The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) data shows that the peak power shortage for the last September stood at 4,881 mw or 3.6 per cent. The data showed that the total peak demand for the period was 1,34,150 mw, of which 1,29,269 mw was met. In the country, as much as 20,000 mw capacity has also been added in the past one year, the CEA sources added. Peak power deficit in the northern region nearly halved to 5.9 per cent last month from 11.6 per cent in the same period last fiscal. In south Indian states also peak power deficit improved a lot, the data sowed.
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