SRINAGAR: In light of continuous rainfall leading to a decrease in power generation, the Jammu and Kashmir Power Corporation Limited (JKPCL) has requested the public for their cooperation. The JKPCL is urging residents to use electricity judiciously and responsibly during this time.
The region has been experiencing persistent and heavy rainfall, which has negatively impacted the generation of electricity.
“It is for the information of general public of Jammu and Kashmir that due to the incessant rainfall experienced in Northern region over the past few days, the water level in Chenab River has risen above the reservoir level. This has caused heavy silt deposition in hydro power plants both under state and central sectors. These power plants supply electricity to the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. To prevent damage to machines, mega hydro projects like Baghliar I & II, Salal and Dulhasti have been forced shutdown. Consequently, the power availability in UT has gone down by about 1,300 MW, which have impacted electricity supply to the general public,” a communiqué’ issued by Chief Engineering (trading) reads.
“In light of the prevailing circumstances, the general public is appealed to cooperate with the department and use power judiciously until the situation returns to normal” it stated further.