Saturday, January 26, 2008

Power cuts loom over State

Power cuts loom over State
Bangalore, DHNS:
Get set for unscheduled load shedding in the next few days. The State has come under the grip of severe power shortage following failure of the entire Nagajhari hydro power project and one unit of Raichur thermal power project.

KPTCL has decided to resort to load shedding across the State, including Bangalore, for at least half an hour in the next few days. “There is shortage of power due to technical problem at Nagajhari project. There will be unscheduled load shedding,” KPTCL Managing Director Bharat Lal Meena said. All six generators of Nagajhari underground project in Uttara Kannada stopped functioning on Friday due to tripping of the system, resulting in shortage of nearly 800 mw of power.

The entire State needs around 5,800 mw of power per day. “It needs at least three to four days to restore the project,” official sources said.


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