City Groans as BESCOM Extends Load Shedding by an Hour

Published: 07th September 2015 07:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2015 07:03 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The power situation seems to be getting worse in the city with the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) now planning to extend the duration of power cut by one hour (making it four hours) in the residential areas.

In addition to this, power staggering will be carried out for industrial units and commercial establishments, which will see two hours of power cuts.

Sources in the power utility said that a high-level meeting will be held on Monday to take note of the power situation in the city and the areas that come under its jurisdiction.

The power cuts might be long for feeders consuming more power owing to high load as BESCOM is now trying to maintain the quantum of power being distributed in its different feeders.

The power situation for BESCOM will improve after September 13 as Udupi Power Corporation Limited plant is expected to start generating 600 MW by September 12.

The plant is currently shut due to a condenser problem. Raichur Thermal Power Plant is expected to produce 210 MW by September 10, which will improve the power situation in the city.

However, it will take more than a month for the city to come out of the current power crisis under which it is reeling.

Ballari Thermal Plant,  which is undergoing its annual maintenance, will only be functional to produce 500 MW of power after October 9.

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