Srinagar, Nov 16: The Government of Indian on Thursday announced its decision to allocate additional power to Jammu and Kashmir to meet demand during the winter.
“In view of increase in the power requirement in State of Jammu & Kashmir with the onset of winter, Government of India has decided to allocate an additional 792 Megawatts for Jammu and Kashmir. If the State requires more power, the Government of India will consider allocating additional power to the State,” the government of India said in a statement issued to news agency GNS.
It said the power requirement in the State is met from the generation from allocated share from central generating stations their own power plants and power purchased from market.
“The peak demand of J&K during the current year (April to October, 2017) was 2,768 MW and the demand met was 2214 MW, thus, leaving shortfall of around 554 MW (i.e 20%). At present, around 70% of the energy requirement is being met from Central Generating Stations in the State.
The allocation of power to J&K from Central Generating Stations (CGS) is 2,397 MW. The supply from CGS includes power stations of NTPC, NHPC, SJVNL, NPCIL, NLC, etc.” (GNS)