KPDCL revises curtailment schedule: Non-metered areas to face 6 – 7.5 hours load shedding, metered areas 4.5 – 6 hours
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KPDCL revises curtailment schedule: Non-metered areas to face 6 – 7.5 hours load shedding, metered areas 4.5 – 6 hours

KPDCL revises curtailment schedule: Non-metered areas to face 6 – 7.5 hours load shedding, metered areas 4.5 – 6 hours

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) revises the power curtailment schedule in Kashmir for the winter months.

As per the new curtailment schedule, non-metered areas will face 6 to 7.5 hours of power cuts in a day, while metered areas will face 4.5 to 6 hours of curtailment in a day.

Notably, last month KPDCL had announced a power curtailment schedule of 1.5 hours in metered areas and 3 hours in non-metered areas. Now, as per the new schedule power curtailment schedule has been increased almost twice that of the schedule announced earlier.

An official of the KPDCL told that the schedule has been announced for some feeders where demand has increased manifold and the curtailment schedule will be around 4.5 to 6 hours in metered areas and 6 to 7.5 hours in non-metered areas depending upon the load.

He said that this has been done as the misuse of electricity continues unabated even though the supply was increased 15 per cent as compared to last year. “The demand has increased to over 2800 MW, while we can supply around 1750 MW, do keeping that in vied the new schedule has been announced,” he said.

He also appealed to the consumers to make judicious use of the electricity, so that the department is not forced to go for further power curtailments. (KNS)

 

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KPDCL revises curtailment schedule: Non-metered areas to face 6 – 7.5 hours load shedding, metered areas 4.5 – 6 hours