Chandigarh-Punjab Power and PWD Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Sunday knowledgeable that the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) provided a file 3427 Lac items (LUs) of electrical energy with demand remaining round 14, 400 MW for the entire day on September 09 inspite of being weekend.
Disclosing this in a press communique issued right here, Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO mentioned that the pre-monsoon most electrical energy provided was 3425 LUs on June 23 this yr. He mentioned that on account of 63 p.c deficit rainfall throughout the month of August and virtually nil rainfall throughout September to this point, the demand for electrical energy has shot up significantly significantly within the case of Agriculture, Domestic and Commercial classes of customers.
“However, due to adequate arrangements made by PSPCL, all the categories of consumers in Punjab are being supplied electricity without imposing any cuts”, mentioned the Power Minister whereas emphasizing that common provide is being ensured to the agriculture sector maintaining in view the maturity stage of the paddy crop.
Comparing the facility consumption figures of the yr 2023 with 2022, Harbhajan Singh ETO mentioned that in the previous few days energy consumption within the state has ranged from 8 p.c to 12 p.c greater than the corresponding interval of the final yr resulting from sizzling and humid circumstances, and the utmost demand throughout the previous few days has been within the file vary of 14, 500 MW to fifteen, 000 MW.
The Power Minister mentioned that as per the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann the PSPCL is dedicated to offering electrical energy as per the requirement of the customers, significantly farmers, and all preparations for a similar are in place.