Staff Reporter

Transco attributes power-cuts to fluctuations in demand and supply

Srikakulam: People, especially housewives, are growing restive at what they called “resumption of power-cuts through the back door.”

Despite Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s assurance that there will be no power-cuts because of improvement in power generation and fairly good monsoon, unannounced load shedding is being resorted to daily for some two to three hours.

People wonder as to why undeclared power-cuts are being imposed now when the government successfully managed to minimise the inconvenience during peak summer when consumption was at its high.

Unhappy

Working women too are unhappy as their schedule at home is being affected.

Ms. Parvathi, a housewife, says she is unable to plan her schedule in the absence of fixed power-cut timings.

Every day power is being disrupted for a minimum of three to four hours, she adds.

Says Ms. Sangeetha, an employee in a corporate office: “I am unhappy at the unregulated power-cuts as it is causing inconvenience in attending to daily domestic chores.”

Meanwhile, Transco Superintendent Engineer V. Krishna, while admitting that power-cuts are being effected, attributes it to emergency loading and fluctuations in the demand and supply position on a daily basis. If the frequencies are less than 50 cycles per second, load shedding has to be effected, he says, adding that the seven- hour power supply to the agriculture sector is also one reason for additional load on power supply.