Amaravati: There is a severe shortage of electricity in Andhra Pradesh for the last few days, forcing the government to opt for power cuts in the evenings. The north coastal districts, East Godavari and West Godavari, face constant power cuts. There is a hindrance to the production of wind power which is one of the reasons for power shortages in the state.
It is learned that power cuts will continue till October first week. Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) is facing a severe shortage of power. The supply of wind power dropped, and it is reported that there is a short of power to the extent of 750 megawatts by Saturday.
Power consumption has not reduced, in spite of heavy rainfall across the state. Its heavy demand during the time justifies the power cuts in the evening. There was no power on Saturday in five districts for almost five hours. These power cuts remind us of the olden days, before the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
The Andhra Pradesh GENCO claimed in a press release that there is a disturbance in power supply due to technical problems. “Power canal between Donkarayi and lower Sileru was damaged on August 12. There is a loss of power generation to the extent of 300 to 400 megawatts, due to the breach,” announced APGENCO. Additionally, civil works in the Sileru basin have been delayed due to rains. The officials are confident that the state will have sufficient power as Krishnapatnam Thermal power will be available from October 1.