|CM reviews State power scenario|
GUWAHATI, April 21 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today reviewed the power position with Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) Chairman Rajiv Yadav.
Gogoi asked Yadav to take immediate steps to meet the shortfall of power. Yadav apprised the Chief Minister that due to drought-like conditions prevailing in the North East region, Assam is not receiving adequate power from hydro power generating stations viz, Ranganadi, Kopili, Khandong, Doyang, Loktak etc. due to low water level in the reservoirs. This has created a shortfall of about 275 MW. Yadav said that the State, now mostly dependent on thermal stations at Kathalguri, Palatana, Ramachandranagar, Namrup and Lakwa, is receiving only 230 MW due to poor availability of gas. This has created a further shortfall of 250 MW.
Yadav said APDCL is trying to meet the huge shortfall by procuring 300 MW from outside the region. He said the power position is likely to improve with rainfall in the region and further production of gas, said an official release.