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Nagaland in acute power crisis

Consumers urged to judiciously use electricity

Dimapur, November 22: Nagaland is facing a major power crisis with a daily power shortfall of at least 125 MW. This has forced the State Power Department to resort to load shedding throughout the State on rotational basis.
Chief Engineer (T&G) of State Power Department, Er Nribemo Mohzui said due to low generation from Hydro Power Generating Stations and the resultant shortfall, the Department is compelled to impose load shedding throughout the State on rotational basis.
In a press release, the Power Department said the daily requirement of power in Nagaland from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. is 110 MW but the availability of power as per allocation for Nagaland is only 85 MW causing a shortfall of 25 MW. Similarly the power requirement from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the State is 90 MW but the allocation is only 75 MW – a shortfall of 15 MW.
From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the power requirement in Nagaland is 125 MW, but the allocation is just 76 MW causing a shortfall of 49 MW. The power requirement from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily is 148 MW but the allocation is only 112 MW – a shortfall of 36 MW.
Considering the critical time of power crisis in the State, the Department appealed to consumers for judicious and optimum use of electricity by switching off avoidable appliances, which it said will go a long way to reduce the duration and quantum of the load shedding.
While regretting the inconvenience caused, Er Nribemo Mohzui assured that the Department is making all efforts to provide stable power supply during the festive season of Christmas and New Year celebrations.
(Page News Service)