Peak power deficit in March improves to 3.2 per cent, says Central Electricity Authority

Delayed summer and unexpected rains brought the country’s peak power deficit down to 3.2 per cent in March, according to official data.

Peak power deficit — shortage in electricity supply when demand is at its highest — stood at 4.7 per cent in March 2014.

According to data by the Central Electricity Authority ( CEA), the power requirement in March was 1,38,938 MW of which the supply was 1,34,532 MW leaving a shortfall of 4,406 MW.

As per a government official, the reason for improvement is unexpected rains and delay in arrival of summer.

 

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