Power crisis: Demand of electricity increases with the onset of paddy season

By Shefali Kohli -- June 12, 2022 9:05 am -- Updated:June 12, 2022 9:05 am

Chandigarh, June 12: With the onset of paddy season, the demand for electricity has been increasing with the each passing day. Unit No. 2 of Talwandi Sabo has also been shut down due to technical glitches during the power crisis and demand for power has reached 11,000 MW. On the second day of the onset of the paddy season, the demand for electricity has increased by up to 800 MW.

On Saturday, the demand for electricity was 10,300 MW which reached 11,100,000 MW. Consumers have also faced power cuts for about 10 hours.

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The power department is facing power crisis. The increased power demand with the operation of agricultural tubewells in the coming days as paddy sowing will accelerate will be a major challenge for PSPCL.

ਕੋਲੇ ਦੀ ਕਿੱਲਤ ਕਾਰਨ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਕਰ ਰਿਹਾ ਬਿਜਲੀ ਸੰਕਟ ਦਾ ਸਾਹਮਣਾ

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With the onset of summer in Punjab, the demand for electricity has increased. Amidst the power crisis, Punjab Powercom has to buy expensive power from outside.

-PTC News

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