December 8, 2022
  • December 8, 2022

UPPCL achieves record power supply in one day

By on July 17, 2021 0


Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited on the night of July 16-17 set a record providing 25,032 megawatts of electricity to the state.
Earlier on June 30, the UPPCL had provided 24,926 MW of electricity. Over the past month, the UPPCL has maintained a supply of 24,000 MW or more of electricity in the state.
UP Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma said on Saturday he had asked the general managers and directors of all electricity distribution companies to provide uninterrupted power to everyone by carrying out night patrols. He said that in three and a half years, the demand for electricity in UP had increased by more than 9,000 MW, which was the most credible evidence of the development of the state.
The minister said a maximum supply of 23,867 MW was made in 2020 on July 17 and 18 of last year. He said that until 2016-17, peak demand was only around 16,000 MW in the state.
The minister said the state’s transmission capacity had increased from 16,348 MW in 2016-2017 to 9,000 MW to 26,000 MW now and that at the end of this fiscal year it would be 28,000 MW and d ‘by 2025, 32,400 MW. Import transmission capacity also increased from 7,800 MW in 2016-17 to 14,600 MW with an increase of 6,800 MW, he added.
Sharma said the UPPCL has built 12 765 kVA transmission substations, 34 400 kVA substations, 72 220 kVA substations and 119 132 kVA transmission substations with an expenditure of Rs 12 112 crore. He said that about 45,000 km of transmission circuits had been built during the last four years of Yogi Adityanath’s government. The Minister said that it is with the increase in the power transmission capacity that the UPPCL has been able to ensure an increased and uninterrupted power supply.
He said that today, the state’s total power generation capacity of all modes is 26,937 MW, about 4,000 MW more than four years ago. He said the total installed power generation capacity would increase by 8,262 MW by 2024. The Minister of Energy said that after the formation of the Bharatiya Janata party government in the state, 54% of Additional electricity was provided in rural areas. He said that due to the increase in supply, electricity was supplied to the charger for 18 hours in rural areas, for 21.5 hours in tehsil, for 24 hours at district headquarters, for 20 hours in Bundelkhand and 24 hours in industries.