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Saturday, April 13, 2013

CJ REPORT: Nagaland Faces 16 Hours Of Loadshedding

Nagaland has been reeling under acute shortage of power supply with State Power Department resorting to 12-16 hours of load shedding every day.

Chief Engineer (Power), K Miachieo in a statement has said due to the huge gap between demand and availability of power, the department has been buying an additional 20MW from Power exchange since December 2012 to make up the shortage.

He said the peak demand is 110MW and the off-peak demand is 70MW, whereas the state is getting only 40MW and 20MW during peak and off-peak hours. There is a deficit of 70MW during the peak demand and 45MW during the off-peak demand, he said.

Meanwhile, Advisor to New and Renewable Energy and MLA, Khriehu Liezietsu said that the state government in order to ease the problem of electricity faced by the people these days, has allocated 95 acres of land for setting up of mega solar projects.

NRE Advisor also inaugurated Nagaland’s first 10 KW Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Plant at Zunheboto Government College in Zunheboto district on April 9.

                                          (This Citizen Journalist Report was filed by Aztul Manchika in Kohima)
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