Power Supply Position

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In the month of May 2012,the country’s peak power demand was estimated at 84.162 MU,but actual availability was only 77,888 MU,reflecting a shortfall of 6,274 MU or 7.5 percent.

Earlier,in the month of April 2012 the country’s peak power demand was estimated at 78,947 MU,but actual availability was only 74,793 MU,reflecting a shortfall of 72,447 MU or 8.2 percent.

An interesting observation in that despite overall peak shortage of power in the country in March 2012,Chandigarh ,Lakshadweep and Sikkim did not have any peak power shortages,according to data made available by CEA.Uttarpradesh,however,faced the highest shortfall of 1,260 MU.

Tamil nadu recorded the second highest shortfall during the month under review.The state recorded total shortfall of 956 MU in May 2012,against 1,767 MU in March 2012.Maharashtra continued to be a poor performer recording a shortfall of 390 MU against 484 MU in April 2012.Madhya pradesh recorded a shortfall of 259 MU against 556 MU during April 2012 whereas Andhra Pradesh(825 MU versus 1118 MU  in April)also faced major peak period shortfall during the month.


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