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Nishank orders uninterrupted power supply in Uttarakhand


There is surplus electricity in the State during summers

State is engaged in energy banking with Punjab and Haryana


Dehra Dun: Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has directed the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to make arrangements for uninterrupted power supply to consumers in the State.

“We have made all arrangements for providing 24 hours electricity to our consumers,” UPCL Managing Director Anil Jain said on Wednesday, adding that the Chief Minister had issued clear instructions to the power distribution company to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the State.

There is surplus power in the State these days as the availability of electricity is 31.0250 million units against the demand of 28.9378 million units, Mr. Jain said.

In this regard, he said the State is engaged in energy banking with Punjab and Haryana by giving 100 MW of power to each of them. When electricity production will be less and its demand will increase from September onward, the same amount of energy will be taken back from them, he said.

Besides, Mr. Jain said, UPCL has also entered into a power purchase agreement with a Haridwar-based cement company for 50 MW of power.

Line tripping

Mr. Jain, however, admitted that the consumer services in the hilly areas are poor because the transmission lines trips easily. He said UPCL is working on a project to use insulated wires to overcome the problems of tripping in the hilly areas. - PTI

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