Ziraat Times Team Report
Srinagar: This winter, Jammu & Kashmir’s power situation has become even more precarious, with the yawning gap between total electricity generation and demand.
Information accessed by Ziraat Times from power grid sources reveals that as of 20 November, 2029, URI – I was generating a mere 83 MWs, while URI II was generating 83 MWs too.
As per the data available Baglihar is currently producing 150 MWs, Salal project is producing a mere 33 MWs. Interestingly, Dulhasti, Sewa & Kishenganga projects are, presently, said to produce ZERO power.
J&K State-owned Lower Jhelum Hydro power Project (LJHP) and USHP 1 & 2 cumulatively generate 59 MWs.
According to the data available, the total generation of State-owned and NHPC owned power houses is 408 MWs.
Interestingly, there is a total load of 1430 MWs in Kashmir, while the total load in Jammu is 704 MWs.
Accordingly, the total load in J&K is 2134 MWs.
In order to meet the total power demand, the total power currently being imported from outside J&K is 1726 MWs.
Pertinently, the unrestricted demand of Kashmir is around 2800 MWs.
According to analysts, such a heavy reliance on import to meet the demsnd, would result in further financial deficit for Jammu & Kashmir innthe coming days.