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Showers Bring Down Raj Power Demand | Jaipur News

Jaipur: The demand for power has reduced drastically in the state following pre-monsoon showers over the last few days. The demand, which has risen to over 15,000MW in May, now stands at just over 10,000MW and Rajasthan Vidyut Utpatan Nigam Ltd (RVUNL) had to stop production at a 250 MW unit at Chabra thermal power plant following dip in demand.
Sources in the state energy department said power demand as of June 21 was 10,176 MW, which is a sizeable reduction from peak demand. The power situation had also turned critical due to the short supply of coal for thermal power plants in the state.
The state government had to resort to power cuts to overcome the crisis created by the short supply of coal and increasing power demand, which has not yet been officially lifted. RVUNL sources said the power situation has improved considerably.
India has been importing coal from Russia at a considerably lower price following sanctions on that country after the invasion of Ukraine.
Besides, the demand for power particularly among domestic consumers has come down due to the rain bringing down the mercury considerably. Despite four units of power plants being closed for technical reasons, one plant with a capacity of 250MW has stopped production due to lower demand, said an official.

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