Owing to shortage in power generation at various stations in the State, the five districts coming under APEPDCL will have to put up with power cuts ranging from one to two hours till March 11.

Generation has suffered to an extent of 1,420 MW (34 million units) necessitating cuts, and orders have been received from APTransco to this effect, EPDCL CMD Ahmad Nadeem has said. The generation problem began on March 8.

While the shortfall in generation at Kothagudem thermal plant is 180 MW, at the Kakatiya plant it is 500 MW, Konaseema 300 MW, Vijjeswaram 100 MW, Spectrum and GVK 46 MW each, Lanco 115 MW. The total requirement in the five districts is 1,600 MW.