Punjab State Power delivers 3,265 lakh units of electricity, highest on record in a single day

The State Department of Information and Public Relations informed on June 30 that the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) delivered the highest power ever recorded in a single day of 3265 lac units.

The record 3,265 lake units surpassed the previous year’s record of 3,066 lake units supplied on July 1, 2021, an increase of 6.49%.

This comes after strict instructions from CM Bhagwant Mann to provide uninterrupted power supply for the agricultural and domestic sectors.

The Chief Minister had directed PSPCL to ensure a minimum of eight hours of electricity supply to farmers during the current paddy season. Expressing deep concern over the rapid depletion of groundwater levels, the Chief Minister urged farmers to make wise use of water.

According to a statement issued by the Punjab Information and Public Relations Department, this year PSPCL also successfully met the highest ever peak demand of 14,207 MW on June 29 at 12:15 p.m. previous year of 13431 MW on July 1, 2021. This summer, due to the increase in temperature, the demand for electricity is constantly high, but despite this, PSPCL provides an 8-hour daily power supply to its agricultural consumers. and round-the-clock power supply to all other categories of consumers in Punjab without imposing power cuts. on any category of consumers.

Further disclosing, Punjab Energy Minister, Harbhajan Singh, informed that in view of the continued high demand, PSPCL has developed the strategy to adopt various measures of energy management discrepancy mechanism. reactive in order to optimize resources.

He said: “In order to compensate for the reactive power requirements of the system, the condenser mode of the No. 3 unit of the Ranjit Sagar Dam power station, which had not been used for many years, has now been made operational. to compensate for the 60 megavolt amperes reactive (MVAR) reactive power requirement in the system.”

In addition to this, the system’s Mega Volt Amps reactive MVAR capability has also been increased through special training by adding a reactive MVAR capability of 341.61 Mega Volt Amps with 251 units of capacitor banks in the sub -stations of the network and the addition of shunt capacitors of required capacity at the 11 KV feeders to improve the voltage profile of the system, he added.

(With agency contributions)

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