Mizoram facing acute power shortage

PTI Aizawl | Updated on March 10, 2013

Mizoram has been reeling under acute shortage of electricity and the state today could draw between 25 to 40 megawatt of power even as the energy demand was at least 80 megawatt.

Officials at the State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) said that the power shortage was due to less electricity being produced by the hydro electric projects in the north east as the dry spell continued.

The officials said that most of the villages in the state were without power most of the time and they were forced to undertake perpetual load-shedding in the urban areas due to the huge power scarcity.

The load-shedding period ranged from one hour to two hours and even longer in some places when the power received from outside was extremely low.

The only hydro power in the state to produce power was the 12-megawatt Serlui ‘B’ Hydel Project which produced between two to seven megawatts due to the fact that one turbine was not functioning and there were less water in the dam.

Published on March 10, 2013

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