Power drawn from Gujarat, Chhattisgarh of little help

Generation at thermal, hydel stations badly hit in Karnataka

The dip in production of power in Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS) and BTPS (Bellary Thermal Power Station) has caused the crisis. The total production in RTPS on Saturday was only 720 MW against the total capacity of 1,720 MW. Similarly, the production at BTPS on the day was only 290 MW against the total capacity of 500 MW.

Tough to meet demands

KPTCL Managing Director Lata Krishnarao said the State Government resorted to purchase power as it had been difficult to meet the demand. The corporation had been working out quantity of power required to meet the demand in August and September.

A detailed proposal would be submitted to Chief Minister Yeddyurappa for further action, she added.

Power generation at hydro stations had also suffered badly due to depleted water levels in the reservoirs due to scant rains.

Decreasing water levels

Water level in reservoirs - Linganamakki, Supa and Mani - had gone down considerably. If the inflow in the reservoirs does not increase in a week from now, the crisis is set to worsen.

As of now, residents of Bangalore and other urban centres have been facing unscheduled load shedding for a minimum of four hours daily.

The people in rural areas have been getting power supply only for three to four hours a day.

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