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Maharashtra's power woes continue
October 08, 2005 02:56 IST
A dry and hot October has seen a spurt in power demand even as Maharashtra's power demand has increased from 9,500-10,000 mw during peak hours to around 11,300 mw.
This has created a shortfall of nearly 2,300-2,500 mw, forcing the Maharashtra State Distribution Company to carry out load shedding all over the state in a phase-wise manner, according to a press release issued by Mahadiscom.
However, this crisis may be on the ebb as units generating nearly 3,000 mw, under overhaul now, may soon resume generation.
Further relief from load shedding may come as Mahadiscom is carrying out a massive programme of separating single-phase lines from feeder lines. This work is likely to be completed by November 15.According to the press release, despite the distribution company's attempts to get power from other states, it has not been able to get more than 870 mw.