Power generation in eastern region logs 8% growth, others register decline

KOLKATA: Power generation in the eastern region has logged a growth of 8.48 per cent up to October 13 of the current fiscal, while other regions registered a decline of around five per cent, Central Electricity Authority data showed.
All India thermal power generation was down 3.64 per cent while total generation was lower by 2.92 per cent in the same period.
At the time when some pockets of the country were grappling with power shortage due to a short supply of coal, thermal power generation was higher by 9.54 per cent and output from hydel sources by nearly one per cent in the eastern region till October 13.
In the northern region total generation for the period was down 5.10 per cent while thermal was lower by 6.45 per cent.
Only nuclear power clocked a three per cent growth in the northern region in the same period.
The data showed that power generation up to October 13 registered a de-growth of 5.06 per cent in the western region, where thermal was down by 4.79 percent, nuclear by 13.49 per cent, and hydro by 5.65 per cent.
The data for the southern region showed that total generation was down by 5.10 per cent while thermal slipped by 9.81 per cent.

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