Bengaluru: Karnataka’s Energy Minister, KJ George, has reassured people that there will be no load shedding despite the state experiencing a deficit in rainfall. He addressed concerns about potential power cuts and emphasized that the variations in power supply were primarily due to ongoing repair work.
Speaking to mediapersons on Tuesday, Minister KJ George acknowledged the absence of rain in the state and the subsequent increase in energy demand. He explained that the demand for electricity typically rises during the rainy season, but the current situation is unique due to ongoing repair work at a thermal power center. This maintenance has been underway for the past few days.
Minister George clarified that load shedding would only be considered if the situation worsened significantly. He also disclosed that the state currently purchases rs 40 crores of electricity daily, highlighting the scale of the challenge. However, he expressed optimism that the issue would be resolved once the rains arrive.
Addressing another concern, Minister George mentioned the presence of transformers on many footpaths in Bangalore. He praised the collaborative efforts of Bescom (Bangalore Electricity Supply Company), local MLAs, and the Corporation in promptly addressing this issue. The government has allocated a total of Rs 2 crores for the relocation of transformers, and grants from the corporation have further supported this endeavor.