POWER

Power consumption peaks in State

Power consumption in the State reached an all-time high of 233.98 MU on April 2, and the average consumption for nine days in April 2021 stood at 224 MU against 189 MU during the corresponding period the previous year.

With the rise in consumption, the power utilities are taking measures to provide 24×7 uninterrupted supply and meet the growing demand, while being alert to the spread of COVID-19.

Priority areas

The government has directed that priority be given to supplying power to the domestic and agriculture sectors, and health and other essential services, according to official sources.

The power utilities have since prepared an action plan following consultations held by Energy Secretary N. Srikant with various stakeholders.

Instructions have been issued to the CMDs of distribution companies (Discoms) and field engineers to continuously monitor the supply to the agriculture, domestic and industrial sectors.

The demand grew significantly in March 2021 when compared to previous years.

Source
The Hindu
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