Power Update

AP faces power shortage

April 2012
Amidst acute shortage of electricity in the state, power utilities in Andhra Pradesh require about 1.61 lakh small and micro industrial units to observe a two-day power holiday in a week along with the regular weekly off. Also, no power will be supplied between 6 pm and 10 pm everyday in the name of peak load adjustment. Along with the 12 days forced by the three-days-a-week power closure, the four-hour shutdown will translate into 120 hours of closure or another five holidays in a month. Hence, industrial units can work for only 13 days a month, which has resulted in a lockout by industrial units.