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Maharashtra: State-Run Thermal Power Stations Generate Record Energy Load in a Single Day


Maharashtra: State-Run Thermal Power Stations Generate Record Energy Load in a Single Day
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Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut announced on Sunday that the thermal power stations run by the state generated 8,104 MW of power for Maharashtra, adding that this was the highest figure achieved by the state in a day. 

“Today’s Thermal Load 8104 MW at 8:15 a.m.on 7th Mar.-2021 highest ever achieved in history! Earlier Thermal Load record was 7611 MW on 20/05/2019. Hearty Congratulations to MahaGenco & its O&M,” Raut’s tweet from Sunday read.

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This comes in the backdrop of rising electricity consumption which has now increased by around 53 per cent as compared to the early months of the COVID-19 lockdown. The power generation at this capacity should help meet the demands of power consumers across the state. 

“The thermal generation total capacity was 74% or 9750 MW. Today, seven thermal power stations collectively generated 8,104 MW to meet the demand from consumers, especially when the temperature is rising,” a senior official from Mahagenco said. 

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The State has received significant flak across the board for exorbitant energy bills during the lockdown months in 2020. 

However, even with good news on power generation, citizens can only hope that the coming summer will be spent without any surprises in the energy bills.    

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