SRINAGAR: With the unrelenting dry spell, the ability technology capability in Jammu and Kashmir is more likely to be impacted, and the Energy Growth Division (PDD) might face a distressing scenario within the upcoming summer season and winter seasons.
Principal Secretary of the Energy Growth Division (PDD), H Rajesh Prasad, mentioned, “The continued lengthy dry spell will probably have an effect on energy technology within the upcoming summer season and winter seasons.”
“If the climate scenario stays the identical, I believe we will probably be in misery within the upcoming summer season and winter seasons. If it persists, the issue received’t finish in the summertime season solely; this can have an effect on extra within the subsequent winter season whereby we often face water scarcity,” Prasad mentioned.
The principal secretary additional mentioned that as of now, the PDD was producing 200-250 MWs out of a complete technology capability of over 1200 MWs. “In summer season, now we have a peak season of energy technology. Throughout summers, we generate over 1100-1200 MWs.”
Within the meantime, high officers of the PDD mentioned, “As of now, the continuing dry spell is not going to have an effect on energy technology from the continuing season. Nevertheless, if it persists, the dry spell will probably have an effect on energy technology from the upcoming seasons.”
The official additional mentioned that the division was not experiencing any quick influence. “However conserving in view the continuing climate conditions, we assume that energy technology at peak season will get affected.”
It additionally mentioned, “This winter season, now we have already witnessed extraordinarily low water ranges and from the upcoming season, we might witness the worst of it if we received’t have any main rains and snowfall.”
Pertinently, KNO in December-2023 already reported that the ability technology capability from Jammu and Kashmir has decreased by almost 85 per cent as a consequence of water scarcity.
From throughout the area, the entire energy technology capability is 1200 Megawatts.
Principal Secretary of PDD H Rajesh Prasad had mentioned that there was an enormous shortfall of energy technology from the Union Territory pool.
“From the state pool, now we have an influence technology capability of 1200 MW. Nevertheless, because of the scarcity of water in December 2023, we’re producing solely 150 MWs through the ongoing winters,” Prasad mentioned.
The Principal Secretary had additional mentioned that Jammu and Kashmir had been extra depending on the central pool to fill the ability gaps to a bigger extent.
Prasad mentioned, “From the entire capability of 2800 MWs, we’re getting 2650 MWs from the central pool and solely 150 MWs are being generated from the state pool. This contains all of the latest PPAs made by the JKPDD.”
Earlier on December 12, authorities mentioned that the Jammu Kashmir authorities within the ongoing fiscal has signed Energy Buy Agreements (PPAs) for 2500 MW to double the prevailing energy availability. (KNO)
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