Source : Dy. Secy. Public Relations / PSPCL, Patiala
News Date : 23-Jun-2017
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
Public Relations Department
Patiala June 23,2017 Sh. A.Venu Prasad, IAS CMD, PSPCL disclosed that there is sufficient power available with PSPCL for paddy season of 2017-18. He said that the estimated peak demand of power during paddy season will be approximately 12000 MW. Whereas gross installed capacity of PSPCL is 13591.67 MW sufficient to manage peak demand of Punjab. This capacity includes PSPCL own Thermal Power Stations i.e. GGSSTP Ropar, GHTP, Lehra Mohabbat and GNDTP,Bathinda and Hydro Projects, i.e. Shanan Power House Joginder Nagar, UBDC Malikpur, Mukieran Hydel Project Talwara, Anandpur Sahib Hydel Project and RSD Shahpurkandi. In addition power is also available from our own share of BBMB. Independent Power Plants in Punjab, NRSE (Solar Power and Biomas) and share from Central Sector.
Sh. A.Venu Prasad further informed that the water level in Dehar and Pong and RSD is higher than as compared to last year. Whereas the water level of Bhakra Dam is marginally lower than the last year.
During the current year upto May 2017-18 the Hydel Generation at the three Hydel Projects out of 5 Hydel Projects has increased as compared to previous year upto May 2016-17. The generation of UBDC Malikpur was 39.465 MUs increased to 55.94 MUs, Similarly the generation of Shanan Power House was 96.80 MUs increased to 132.567 MUs, the generation of RSD Shahpur Kandi increased from 147.64 MUs to 275.63 MUs.
Mean while Two Units of 660 MW each Talwandi Sabo Thermal Plant have again started generation after a fire incident on April 18, 2017.
It is further added that due to thundar storm in different parts of the state, a few incidents of damage of 66 KV Towers were reported and power supply had been affected in some parts of the state. However with the earnest efforts of Engineers & Technical Staff of PSPCL supply was restored within reasonable time frame.
Sh. A.Venu Prasad assured the consumers of sufficient flow of power during paddy/summer season and also reiterated that 8 hours continued power supply is being given to AP consumers from 15.6.17 onwards. CMD further said no power cuts whatsoever shall be imposed on any other categories of consumers such as Industrial/Domestic and NRS etc.
Press Note no 29 dated June 23, 2017
Issued by Dy. Secy. Public Relations/PSPCL, Patiala