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Monsoon eases power demand in UP by 20%, total offtake dips to 17,000 Mw

Current power availability in the state is 18,000 Mw from all sources, including state power generating units and 7,000 Mw imported from central sector

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Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
The arrival of monsoon, albeit delayed by 7-10 days, in Uttar Pradesh has eased the power demand in the state by almost 20 per cent.

Against the peak power demand hovering at 20,000 megawatt (mw) in UP 4-5 days back, the aggregate power demand has dipped to 16,000-17,000 mw after pre-monsoon showers lashed large parts of the state over the past 1-2 days.

Consequently, the public and private sector power generating units have also pared their generation to that level, sources said.

The power availability at present in UP stands at 18,000 Mw from all the sources, including state power generating units and

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First Published: Jun 29 2018 | 8:09 PM IST

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