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Peak power deficit dips to 3.7% as generation capacity rises 20K mw

An increase of nearly 20,000 mw of generation capacity narrowed the country’s peak power deficit to 3.7 per cent last month from 6.3 per cent in June 2013, according to an official data. Peak power deficit or shortfall in electricity supply when the demand is at its peak, last month, was 5,295 MW or 3.7 per cent, the CEA (Central Electricity Authority) data showed. 

The total power requirement during the month stood at 1,42,647 MW of which 1,37,352 MW was met. Power shortage in June last year was to the tune of 8,597 MW, when the demand was 1,35,561 MW against a supply of 1,26,964 MW. The peak electricity deficit in May this year was 7,061 MW or 5 per cent. The power requirement was 1,41,855 MW of which 1,34,794 MW was met. pti
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