As Punjab farmers resow paddy, power demand touches 15,000 MW

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Patiala, on August 7th.
Farmers are planting rice again in different areas of the state after the flood. The highest amount of electricity needed last week was about 15,000 MW.
Today, the amount of electricity needed was 14,377 MW and on Sunday the power supply was 3,167 lakh units. Yesterday, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) bought 82. 44 lakh units of electricity for Rs 2. 40 per unit on average. On Sunday, the thermal plants provided 280 lakh units of electricity. The professionals said that last year, the highest need for electricity was more than 12,000 megawatts.
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In July, we provided 3% more electricity.
In July, the PSPCL provided 3 percent more electricity than it did last year. In the first week of August, the amount of people needing something is 20% more than last year, but we were able to handle it well. This was said by Baldev Singh Sran, the Managing Director of PSPCL.
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Last year, there was not much rain, but the rice crop was good by August. However, the farmers whose crops were ruined by the flood are still planting new rice seeds. Farmers use tubewells to regularly water their crops.
A high-ranking official said they have enough coal for 31 days at Ropar and for 27 days at Lehra Mohabbat. The power plants in Rajpura and Talwandi Sabo have enough coal to last for 28 days and 6 days, respectively. The GVK plant in Goindwal Sahib only has enough stock for three more days.
On June 23rd, the PSPCL achieved a new record for the highest amount of power needed at 15,325 MW. Last year, the highest amount of power needed was 14,311 MW.
A high-ranking PSPCL official said that the state has more coal than ever before during the paddy season. “The PSPCL is giving farmers more than eight hours of power without any power cuts for residential, commercial, and industrial customers,” he explained.
Baldev Singh Sran, the Head of PSPCL, said that in July, the PSPCL provided 3% more electricity compared to the previous year. In the first week of August, the amount of people wanting something was 20 percent more than the year before. And we were able to handle that increase successfully.
The PSPCL has plans in place to handle a need for over 15,000 MW. The amount of people wanting something in the next month will be influenced by the weather.

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