Monday, July 21, 2008

Load shedding put off

Load shedding put off
DH News Service, Bangalore:
The government has deferred the announcement of load shedding in the State by a couple of days.

The government had earlier said that it would make an announcement in the Assembly on load shedding on Monday.

However, according to Power Minister K S Eshwarappa, the Cabinet sub-committee on power would meet either on Monday evening or on Tuesday morning to decide on the issue. “This is in view of reports that many parts of the State received rains on Sunday.

Good rains likely

We also have reports that in the next couple of days, good rains are expected in many parts of the State,” he added.

It is said that the present shortage of power in the State is around 30 per cent. Consequently, the duration of unscheduled lo-ad shedding varies from two to four hours in urban areas and four to six hours in rural areas. “We cannot specifically state the duration of load shedding now. When ever the frequency level falls below the specified level, we will impose load shedding,” a senior officer said.

Meanwhile, the State is said to be making all efforts to get more power. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and the power minister are expected to hold one more round of discussions with Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh before leaving for Chattisgarh on July 24 to sign an MoU regarding setting up of a 2,000 MW plant there.

The State is also said to have contacted the Jindal company and Tata Power to buy around 100 MW power from them. A clear picture is likely to emerge in a couple of days, highly placed sources said.
Edit: Energy crisis, Page 10


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