Saturday, July 11, 2009

Surplus Power for Delhi Before CWG Assures Power Minister

In present when mercury is soaring up new heights, citizens are fed up of humidity and frequent power cuts. With rains not coming just add up to worsen the situation. Hydroelectricity production has gone down considerably due to non availability of water in the storage dams.

Now power minister has assured to fight with this power crisis, let’s hope we see some good things in coming days.

Even as the capital faces an acute electricity crisis, power minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday assured the Rajya Sabha that Delhi will have surplus energy before the Commonwealth Games in October 2010.

Replying to a debate on the shortage of electricity in the country, Shinde said: “By October (next year), 5,000 MW to 6,000 MW of power will be available for the Commonwealth Games. Delhi will not be able to consume (that much) and will be in a position to sell the surplus,” he said.

Admitting that the Capital is facing an acute power shortage, Shinde said that at present the peak demand in the city is 4,400 MW. Giving details of power procurement for Delhi, Shinde said NTPC Dadri, Jhajjar, Koderma, Chandrapura and Durgapur, among others, will supply energy to the city. “We have some difficulty today, but this will be overcome,” he said, adding that by 2010, all villages would be able to get electricity six to eight hours a day.

The minister agreed there is a power shortage in India, but blamed the states for not generating enough in power.