Punjab

PSPCL issues appeal to consumers amid rise in power demand; zone wise power theft number released

PSPCL issues appeal to consumers amid rise in power demand; zone wise power theft number released

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in

A spokesman of punjab state power corporation limited informed in a press note that continuous rise in temperature this year has catapulted power demand in the state to another level in comparison to last years as under:

Day Peak Demand (In MW)
2021 2022 Increase
10th May 6,640 10,401 57%
11th May 6,545 10,063 54%
12th May 6,374 10,495 65%

 

Day Energy Supplied  (In MUs)
2021 2022 Increase
1stto 12th May 1,762 2,483 41%

Further, the pattern of rise in the power supplied in May-2022 to all categories of consumers in comparison to 2021 is noted as under:

Consumer category Increase in May-2022
Urban Domestic 60-70%
Commercial 55-65%
Rural 30-35%
AP 25-35%
Industry 5-11%
PSPCL issues appeal to consumers amid rise in power demand; zone wise power theft number released
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Till now Punjab state power corporation limited is meeting the demand of all categories of consumers; however coal stocks in the thermals are not building due to extra ordinary demand. PSPCL is making all out efforts to get maximum possible coal for the thermals however in view of coal shortage prevailing throughout the country and consistent increase in demand, PSPCL humbly appeals to all its consumers:

  • Switch off air conditioners, lights, devices, domestic and agriculture pumpsets when not required.
  • Temperature setting of ACs be kept above26ºC.  
  • Shunt capacitors of sufficient capacity be installed on motors of agriculture pumpsets and industrial loads.

Theft of electricity in addition to increase in distribution losses also results in rise in tariff due to low revenue collection increasing the burden on honest consumers. Therefore, PSPCL also appeals to esteemed consumers/NGOs/informers to help controlling the menace of theft of power by providing feedback about theft of electricity.

PSPCL issues appeal to consumers amid rise in power demand; zone wise power theft number released . Consumers/NGOs/Informers are requested to inform about theft of electricity on following contact numbers along with location/landmark of the site:

Control Room, Patiala 96461-75770 Whatsapp Message Only
SE/Enforcement, Patiala 96461-22205 Whatsapp Message & Call
SE/Enforcement, Jalandhar 96461-18105 Whatsapp Message & Call
SE/Enforcement, Bathinda 96461-08133 Whatsapp Message & Call
SE/Enforcement, Amritsar 96461-08134 Whatsapp Message & Call
CE/Enforcement, Patiala 96461-18102 Whatsapp Message& Call

PSPCL assures its consumers/NGOs/informers that their identity will be kept secret. PSPCL also appeals to all the farmers to follow the schedule of paddy sowing as notified by state government so that supply as per schedule is given to agriculture pump sets during the upcoming paddy season.

May 13,2022

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