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Heavy rains bring down electricity demand in Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

Incessant rains in a large part of over the last two days have reduced the demand for by 3,000 mw, an said today.

Over the last couple of days, heavy to very heavy rainslashed Dangs, Navsari, Valsad and Tapi districtsin South Gujarat, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Dwarkadistricts in Saurashtra and Narmada, and districts in Central

The downpour hasreduced the demand for by 3,000 mw in the state, said the of the Energy Transmission Company Ltd (GETCO), promoted by the state government.

The demand for power from the agriculture sector in the districts that received heavy rains has come down to almost nil, he said.

"The demand for power has dropped to 13,000 mw from the peak of 16,000 mw in May and June when Gujaratwas reeling under severe heatwave conditions," he told

The heavy rains have reduced the demand for power for cooling as well as for operating pumps to draw groundwater for farm-related purposes, the said.

The southwest monsoon covered several parts of the state in the last couple of days and more than half a dozen districts have received excess rainfall.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 13:55 IST