Load shedding has made a comeback across the state, with an increase in electricity consumption attributed to light rainfall.
Mahavitaran, the state’s power company, has struggled to keep up with the heightened demand, resulting in load shedding lasting anywhere from half an hour to one hour on over 50% of feeders in the affected areas.
Reports of power cuts emerged in various parts of Nagpur on Wednesday, although some of these areas experienced relief on Thursday. However, power cuts persisted in numerous areas within the Amravati division on Thursday.
Insiders at Mahavitaran reveal that the current electricity demand has surged beyond 26 thousand megawatts. Typically, in the month of August, electricity demand hovers around 22 to 23 thousand MW due to reduced rainfall. With the continued use of air conditioners and coolers, domestic electricity demand has remained high, further exacerbating the gap between demand and supply.