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Nagaland reeling under severe power shortage

Posted on Dec 05, 09:33PM | UNI

The Nagaland Power department has disclosed that the state continued to reel under severe power shortage due to reduction in its allocation by the North Eastern Regional Load Dispatch Centre (NERLDC).

In a press release, Additional Chief Engineer K Miachieo yesterday pointed out that the power requirement of the state is 110 MW at peak load hours from 1700 hrs to 2200 hrs, but against the required demands, Nagaland gets only 70 MW of power.

Further, Mr Miacheio disclosed that against the power requirement of 80 MW during off-peak load hours, the availability was only to the tune of 45 MW.

Mr Miacheio said the Power department was therefore compelled to impose coordinated load shedding all over the state to the extent of 8 to 9 hours daily.

He said this was being done in order to avoid total shutdown as regulated by NERLDC, Shillong in Meghalaya, in case of any over withdrawal, the release said.