Electricity restored almost fully in all regions, says distribution company

Aug 01, 2012, 10:18 IST | Agencies

The main power distribution company today said that electricity has been nearly restored in all regions.

A day after the biggest blackout in the country that affected half of India's population, the main distribution company today said nearly 100 percent of the demand had been restored in all five regions of the country.

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According to Power System Operation Corp, a subsidiary of the state-run Power Grid Corp that carries electricity across the national grid, entire Delhi's demand of 2,94 MW had been met, while for the northern region it was 95 percent of 29,546 MW.

In the east too the demand catered to was 95 percent, while in north-eastern, the western and southern regions, the demand met was 100 percent, said the company in a grid status report today..

A massive power outage Tuesday afternoon - the second successive day of a blackout - had crippled life across 19 states, disrupting not just rail and Metro services, but also vehicular staff.

The company has already filed a complaint with the electricity sector watchdog against some states for successively overdrawing power, which was the main reason for such a large-scale outage Monday and Tuesday.

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, in turn, has summoned top officials of five errant states to appear before it Aug 14, holding them personally responsible for not adhering to an earlier order of not to overdraw electricity.

Those summoned for the Aug 14 hearing by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission are the heads of the respective electricity bodies of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. 

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