Meghalaya facing shortfall 25-30 percent of power demand

Shillong, Mar 5: State Power Minister, James K. Sangma on Friday told reporters that Meghalaya is facing a shortfall of about 25-30 percent of power demand.

“This is resulting in imposition of six hours of load shedding,” Sangma said.

According to him, taking into consideration all the factors the government is trying to minimise it (load shedding) as much as possible.

He also informed that the government is trying its level best to restore power within 48 hours.

“Once this due process is completed I am quite hopeful that we will get rid of load shedding as soon as possible,” Sangma added.

On Tuesday the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) resorted to six-hour-long load-shedding due to problems over the Letter of Credit for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

“Our LC was encashed in the month of February so we were asked to provide a new LC which is a challenge for MeECL,” Sangma added.

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