Government to make sure provide power supply demand in summer season

The anticipated above-normal monsoon months as predicted by the IMD, it is expected that the power demand would be adequately met both during the day and during night hours in the summer months of April, May and June.

The Government of India has make sure to pre-planned the way to provide enough power supply demand as the summer season is approaching and the need of electricity is on the surge, here are some ways figured out by the government-

Section 11 Directions for Imported-Coal-Based Power Plants, to make full capacity available for generation

Planned Maintenance of Power Plants shifted to Monsoon Season

Minimizing partial and forced outages of thermal generating units

Revival of thermal plants under long outage

Advisory to generation companies (central and state generation companies and Independent Power Producers) to keep their generating plants under healthy conditions to have full capacity available

Optimization of hydropower generation

Generating stations have been directed to offer surplus power for sale in the Energy Exchange

With these measures, we have been able to successfully meet the peak evening power demand of 224 GW during April 2024.

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In addition to this, the government has taken the following further measures to meet the power demand during May and June, which is projected to peak at 235 GW during day-time and 225 GW during evening hours for May, and peak at 240 GW during the day-time and 235 GW during evening hours for June 2024.

Similar to that done for imported coal-based power plants, Section 11 directions have been issued to gas-based power plants too. This has made available an additional 6 GW for the months of May and June, in addition to the 10 GW which was already available earlier.

Optimization of hydropower generation has made available an additional 4 GW for meeting the demand during the months of May and June.

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Further, the shifting of planned maintenance and minimization of partial and forced outages of thermal power plants have made available another 5 GW for the summer season.

Further compared to April, power generated from wind is expected to increase by 4 GW to 5 GW during May and June.

The anticipated above-normal monsoon months as predicted by the IMD, it is expected that the power demand would be adequately met both during the day and during night hours in the summer months of April, May and June.

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