Rotational Power Cuts from 6th April

Port Blair, April 4: Following the announcement made by M/s Suryachakra Power Corporation Ltd. Bambooflat on shutting down of 10 MW capacity DG set from 6th April 2013, the Electricity department has issued an advisory to the consumers of the department and the general public for a judicious use of electricity, especially during peak hours.

In a press note by the Superintending Engineer, Electricity Department, it was mentioned that Suryachakra has intimated that only 5 MW Power will be available out of 20 MW DG sets w.e.f. 06.04.2013 due to shutting down of 10 MW capacity DG sets as they did not undertake timely overhauling of their DG sets.

This will result in a shortage of about 4 MW capacity of power during peak hours and the department is trying level best to minimize the impact of this shortage. It has also been informed that during evening hours rotational load shedding for minimum possible duration shall be carried out w.e.f. 06.04.2013.

The SE, Electricity Department has appealed to one and all, to consume electricity judiciously and stop indiscriminate use of energy-intensive equipments such as Air Conditioners, Electric heaters, Fridge, Geysers etc., especially during peak hours (05.00 PM to 10.00 PM) in order to restrict the peak demand so that the duration of the load shedding could be minimized to the maximum possible extent. Further, it was also requested to avoid use of decorative lightings in front of Houses, Shops and Govt. Buildings especially during the peak hours.