Web Exclusive | February 2018
Power demand rises with 24x7 agri supply
Power demand in Telangana is set to reach an all-time high with all sectors being covered under the 24-hour supply system for the first time. On Thursday, the daily peak demand touched 9,650 MW against the normal of 7,600 MW.
Maximum power consumption takes place during the rabi season due to increase in day temperatures as well as the demand from the farm sector. The day consumption is all set to cross 10,000 MW in a week or 10 days, said Telangana Transco officials. With daily demand rising, discoms are making all efforts to meet any eventuality. In a big relief to the state, the high tension power line which begins in Wardha in Maharashtra and passes through Chhattisgarh up to Dichpalli in Telangana has been completed. This has enabled Telangana to procure power from any part of the country. The state has already tied up to buy 2,000 MW from the power-surplus Chhattisgarh, but is availing only 1,000 MW per day. In the next three years, the state is all set to add power capacity of 18,500 MW to the grid.