The power dues will touch 10-15 million units by the end of January itself as per projections. Unscheduled cuts for one or two hours in some parts of the city, they are lined upto increase over the next two weeks. Scheduled cuts are likely to be back by February.
The Rabi crop is habitual to increase the power demand by 8 mu and the current dues of 4 mu will go up at least by another 8 mu.
During January, Internal projections of a deficit of 15 mu on an average, which will need to be balanced over load relief.
Insider said “Although a 10 mu to 12 mu shortage does not result in scheduled power cuts, unscheduled cuts are imposed to deal with the sudden drop in availability. Unscheduled cuts are being imposed sparingly now, but these will go up in 15 days.”
Task force report on energy stated that “Energy demand from domestic and industrial consumers in the urban areas of Warangal, Nizamabad and Karimnagar has shown a growth of 8 per cent.With enhanced urbanisation, a growth rate of about 11 per cent is expected from 2015 to 2018.”
The average energy deficit during 2015-16 at 29 per cent, a jump of 12 per cent from 2014-15 projected in reports.
Is not conventional to come to the rescue after mid-February when scheduled cuts of up to three hours are being outlined by Hydel power generation.
Srisailam power is usually used to maintain during peak hours when the deficit runs high. This year, the water level at Srisailam is at 848 feet, 33 feet less than the level last year during the same time. In fact, levels in all reservoirs are lower.
Jurala, Pochampad, Srisailam, Nagarjuna Sagar, Nizam Sagar and Singur are lower by 10 to 33 feet than last year’s levels.