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Posted on Nov 14, 03:57PM | UNI
Power distribution companies of Madhya Pradesh set a new record by supplying 9,412 MW power on the occasion of Dhanteras on Sunday night.
Maximum peak hour demand of 9,412 MW power was met at 1930 hrs on November 11. In 2011, 7,422 MW power was supplied during peak hours on Dhanteras. On Dhanteras this year, power was not cut in any part of the state after 1800 hrs.
This record power supply could be ensured through effective coordination among State Load Dispatch Centre, Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company, Madhya Pradesh Generating Company and Eastern, Central and Western Power distribution Companies in the state, an official release said.
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Rajendra Shukla, Secretary (Energy) Mohammad Sulaiman, Power Management Company Managing Director Manu Shrivastava and the companies' Managing Directors congratulated the concerning officers and employees in the state for this historic achievement. They hoped that power will be supplied in the same manner on the occasion of Deepawali also.
Mr Shrivastava informed that of the 9,412 MW power, 2082 MW power was supplied by Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company's thermal power plants, 754 MW by hydel plant, 2,356 MW by National Thermal Power Plant (Central Sector), 989 MW by Indira Sagar, 379 MW from Omkareshwar, 650 MW from Sardar Sarovar hydel power plant, 394 from Damodar Valley Corporation, 160 MW from JP Bina and 32 MW power was supplied by Torrent Company.
Remaining supply of 1,218 MW power was made through medium-short term purchase and banking. Besides, 398 MW power was also obtained from other sources. During the period, 1,000 MW power drawn through banking in monsoon season was also returned.
Mr Shrivastava informed that power is being supplied constantly as per demand through effective planning and arrangements.