September 6, 2018
Power Minister assures uninterrupted supply of electricity during Durga Pujo
State Power Minister held a meeting with various stakeholders to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Durga Pujo. The meeting was held on August 25 and was attended by top officials from various power production and distribution agencies like Coal India, CESC, IPCL and DVC attended the meeting.
“All of them have assured us that there would be no interruption of power supply during the festive days. It is projected that the demand would go up to 8,850 megawatt (MW) on the day of Shashthi which will probably be the highest. The demand will be on the higher side from the day of Tritiya till Ekadashi. All necessary steps will be taken for smooth power distribution,” the minister assured.
He further said that assuming that the requirement may go up further by 700 MW, the department is keeping a reserve of it to meet the demand.
It has been decided that out of 8,850 MW, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) will supply 6660 MW, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) will provide 1,860 MW, India Power Corporation Limited (IPCL) 70 MW and Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL) will ensure 260 MW.