Nashik : Following satisfactory rain in other districts of the state, the demand for power has been reduced. As a result, there was no load-shedding in the state on Monday, claimed administration of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. Two days back, there was shortage of 150 megawatt power in the district, but there was no load-shedding on Monday in the district, it claimed further.
There was demand for 14,800 megawatt power in the state on Monday. As MSEDCL had this power available with it, there was no load-shedding yesterday. MSEDCL purchased 1,450 megawatt power through short-term agreement. Besides this, 600 megawatt power was purchased from power exchange, MSEDCL informed.
2.20 crore consumers in the state had demand for 17,902 megawatt power, but state was receiving supply of 16,552 megawatt power. Considering shortage of 1,350 megawatt power, A, B, C, D, E, F, G1, G2 and G3 zones were formed for load-shedding. Various political parties in Nashik had involved in Gandhigiri against it and had gifted lanterns to engineers. The load-shedding is stopped in the state following reduction in demand, MSEDCL claimed.