'Energy dept geared up to handle power situation'

The Energy department on Thursday stated that it had geared up to handle the power situation in the State in summer and no load restrictions were warranted in the coming months.

In a press statement in Bengaluru, Energy Department Additional Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar stated that the fire accident at the Sharavathi Hydro-Electric Generating Station last week will have no bearing on the supply of power.

Ravikumar stated, “Due to advanced planning resorted to by the department on account of the failure of the last monsoon, we are prepared to meet the contingency and are confident of managing the power situation during summer without any sort of load restrictions.”

At present, 9359 MWs is available to meet the State’s power needs. The peak deficit due to shutdown of Sharavathi is 800 MW. This loss is made good by increasing generation in major hydel generations like Nagajari by 300 MW and in Varahi by 200 MW. The generation is also increased to an extent of 100 MW in minor hydel stations like Gerusoppa, Kodasalli and Kadara Stations, the release stated.
DH News Service

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