Centre increases additional 792 MW power allocation of J&K to meet its winter demand

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electricity-consumption-759New Delhi : The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has decided to allocate an additional 792 megawatts (MW) of power for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
This is done in view of the anticipated increase in the power requirement in Jammu and Kashmir with the onset of winter an additional 792 Megawatts.
“If the State requires more power, the government has said it will consider allocating additional power to the State,” an official spokesperson said here tonight.
He said the power requirement in the State is met from the generation from allocated share from central generating stations, state’s own power plants and power purchased from market.
“The peak demand of state during the current year (April to October, 2017) was 2,768 MW and the demand met was 2214 MW, thus, leaving shortfall of around 554 MW, which is 20 per cent,” he said. At present, he said around 70 per cent of the energy requirement is being met from Central Generating Stations in the State.
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“The allocation of power to J&K from Central Generating Stations (CGS) is 2,397 MW. The supply from CGS includes power stations of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC),” he added.

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