Worst power crisis to hit Hyd & Telangana

Posted : August 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies


Power crisis is edging from worse to wirst in Telangana with a lull in monsoon driving Hyderabad and rest of Telangana with an unprecedented shortage of 25 million units.,Authorities are contemplating a six-hour daily power cut in Hyderabad city ( up from 4 hours ) and 8 to 12 hours in districts worsening situation in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Nizamabad.

While KCR has asked power officials to purchase at least 2,000 MW power from Chhattisgarh and other states, non-availability of grid connectivity has become a thorny issue for them. To overcome this, the chief minister is planning to build a dedicated line from Chhattisgarh and purchase power from private power generators in that state which will take three years. Villages and mandal headquarters in Telangana districts are reeling under severe load-shedding and in some places there was no power for more than 12-hours. As a result many small and medium entrepreneurs are closing down their units, officials said.

To meet the unprecedented power shortage, Telangana energy officials are releasing water from Nagarjunasagar and Srisailam reservoirs to generate electricity, despite them being far from full. Telangana state is now running its Nagarjunasagar, Srisailam and Jurala Hydro units at full throttle to generate 29.45 million units a day. “To meet the situation, we are buying 25 million units of power every day from Odisha and Karnataka,” Telangana Genco chairman-cum-managing director Devulapalli Prabhakar Rao says.