Dept clarifies load shedding

Dimapur, February 15 (MExN): The department of Power today said that due to limited power, the department is unable to provide stable power supply in the state. The Chief Engineer of Power issued a note today explaining the circumstances surrounding the power shedding in the state.
The department stated, “Only 50% of the required power is available for the state from all sources during this season. The reason being that at lean season, hydro power stations located in the Northeast from where most of the state’s power requirement is met are generating less power. In addition to the import from these hydro stations, the state is also purchasing power from the thermal stations of Kaha lgoan (Bihar), Talcher (Orissa) and Farrakka (West Bengal) from the Eastern Grid. However, as stated above, power from all sources including internal generation of Likimro HEP is only to the tune of 50% against the requirement.”
The department also expressed concern at the situation with the HSLC and HSSLC examinations looming. “But with shortage of power as explained above, it is not possible to do away with load shedding. Load shedding can be minimized if the consumers could judiously utilize power by switching off heating loads and unused points,” the department said. While acknowledging inconvenience caused to consumers, the Power department has requested for cooperation from all.