Power system load also decreased by 18 p Jaipur
Power system load also decreased by 18 percent...
400 million units reduced power consumption. Consumption reduced due to closure of big factories, factories and malls.
The 'lock down' imposed after the Corona (Covid-19) epidemic in the state has reduced the consumption of electricity by 400 lakh units daily. After the closure of large factories, factories and malls across the state, now only 1719 lakh units of electricity are being supplied daily. Whereas till last week, more than 2120 lakh units of electricity were being supplied daily.
The power system load has also reduced from 11000 MW to 9000 MW. In such a situation, plans are now being made to close several generator plants of the power generation company till further orders. At present, all units of Suratgarh Thermal Power Plant are closed. Six units are closed at seven of the Kota thermal plant. Adani Power Plant at Kawai in Chhabra is one of the two units. Electricity is being generated from the four units of Chhabra and Kalisindh power plants. At the same time plans are being made to close some generator plants, so that the expenses are reduced. AK Gupta, managing director of Jaipur Discom, said that power consumption has come down after the lock-down. Demand and supply of electricity is constantly being monitored.
Electricity consumption reduced in industries, increased in homes
After the lock-down, the power consumption on the industrial and commercial connections that have given profits to the power companies has come down drastically. At the same time, electricity consumption on domestic connections has increased by 30 percent. This has led to the possibility of increasing revenue deficit of power companies despite increasing tariffs this month. At the same time, due to lack of vigilance checking, the possibility of power theft has also increased. In such a situation, engineers have requested people not to steal electricity and if power is being stolen nearby, then give information about it on the discom's call center and toll free number.