Be ready for a ‘Powerless’ Summer!!

Karnataka is all set to face a summer full of load-shedding. Neither urban nor rural areas are going to be spared.

Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy made it clear recently that there is no way of avoiding load-shedding, while deputy CM B S Yediyurappa said rural areas will at the most get 15 hours of supply, with nine hours of shutdown.

With the demand per day, touching 130 million units per day, while state’s generation capability is barely the half — around 60 to 65 million units — this includes hydro, thermal and non-conventional energy sources. The other half of the state’s requirement has to come from central generating units and some from independent power producers in the state, though this may prove to be a costly option.
The entire country seems to have this power crisis, as the powerful fail to envisage the ‘Power’!!

2 Comments so far

  1. M O H A N (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 11:39 am

    Its the same thoughts i got in my post today too.
    But thats about BESCOM planning a more efficient distribution setup!!!

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

    oh well.. your neighbours aren’t doing that hot either :P we’re going through our own load sheding problems coupled with maintenance, which takes power offline for almost the whole day! (9 to 5).

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