Chandigarh, August 1 IANS | 12 months ago

The Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) has broken a 25-year-old record in power generation, achieving 1,587 million units from all its power stations during last month, a spokesman said here Thursday.


He said that the new power generation record was higher than the 1,542 million units (MU) set in July 1988.

"This all-time high generation is 38 percent more than Central Electricity Authority of India's targeted value for July," the spokesman said.

The BBMB manages the 225-metre-high Bhakra Dam and other hydroelectric projects in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

The spokesman said greater power generation also led to the benefit of flood threat being moderated.

(Posted on 01-08-2013)