Brace for unscheduled load shedding till Feb 2

District centres spared says Cesc

Following the fall in generation of power owing to a technical snag reported at one of the units at Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), on Thursday, Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (Cesc) has decided to go for unscheduled load shedding for one hour till February 2.

Director (technical) of Cesc Bhagya Naik told Deccan Herald, barring the district headquarters (as they cater to Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Kodagu and Hassan districts), the taluk headquarters and other towns in the service area will be affected.
It will be feeder and area wise disruption in the supply of power at a stretch, during normal hours between 10 am and 6 pm, the director added.

On an average Cesc receives 850 mw of power daily against the demand for 1,050. The supply varies depending on the peak hours (6 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 10 pm) during which the domestic activities will be more. The peak load at Cesc is marked at 20 million units.

Cesc caters to 26 lakh consumers from five districts, including domestic and commercial consumers, with Mysore being the largest service area for the industrial units located in both Mysore and Nanjangud town.

The industries are considered as extra high power consumption units. That apart, there are 2.70 lakh irrigation pumpsets.

The director said that the things are expected to improve by February 2, and resumption of the normal power supply.

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