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AP: Power consumption at all-time high on Apr 2

Power consumption in the state reached an all-time high of 233.98 MU on April 2. Power utilities are taking all measures to ensure uninterrupted power supply and meet any immediate demand during the summer.

The average power consumption in April 2019 for nine days was recorded as 189 MU, against 224 MU in April 2021 (for nine days) with an increase of 35 MU, an increase of 18 per cent.

Power utilities are also on alert in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases across the country. The state government has alerted power utilities and asked them to prioritise power supply to domestic, agriculture sectors, and health services and other essential services as well.

“As the state government has taken up vaccination, the power utilities have laid focus on power supply to healthcare services,” said energy secretary Srikant Nagulapalli, who addressed power utilities’ staff on BR Ambedkar Jayanti at Vidyut Soudha on Wednesday.

The energy secretary said the government and power utilities are happy with the substantial increase in demand, which is an indication of economic activity.

Source
ET Energy World
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