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Posted on Nov 12, 07:37PM | UNI
Bumper power supply was ensured in Madhya Pradesh on Dhanteras.
Through effective management and ensuring better networks, the state's power distribution companies set a record of 9,412 MW last night. Maximum peak hour demand of 9,412 MW was met at 1930 hrs. The corresponding figure last year was 7,422 MW, an official release said.
On Dhanteras, no power cut occurred in any part of the state after 1800 hrs. Supply could be ensured through coordination among the State Load Dispatch Centre, Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company, Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company and Eastern, Central and Western Power distribution companies.
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Rajendra Shukla, Secretary (Energy) Mohammad Sulaiman, Power Management Company Managing Director Manu Shrivastava and the companies' MDs congratulated the state's officials.
"Of the 9,412 MW, 2,082 MW was supplied by the Generating Company's thermal power plants, 754 MW by hydroelectric plants, 2,356 MW by the National Thermal Power Plant (Central Sector), 989 MW by Indira Sagar, 379 MW from Omkareshwar, 650 MW from Sardar Sarovar hydel plant, 394 from Damodar Valley Corporation, 160 MW from JP Bina and 32 MW by Torrent Company. Remaining supply of 1,616 MW was made through other sources," Mr Shrivastava informed.