PowerGen contracted to supply the Electricity Commission with 957 megawatts of electricity per day.
Demand for electricity usually peaks between 8 am and 4 pm and 6 and 9 pm daily.
If consumers fail to respond to T&Tec’s appeal, then load-shedding and blackouts may take place during these peak periods, says PowerGen
Problems force shutdown of two generating units at Point Lisas
The Electricity Commission (T&Tec) is asking the country to cut down on the use of electricity to avoid load-shedding and blackouts.
This is because problems at PowerGen’s Pt Lisas power station caused a reduction in the amount of electricity being supplied to T&Tec for distribution to consumers.
PowerGen spokesman Omar Khan said yesterday load-shedding might not become necessary if the public responded well to T&Tec’s appeal.
Khan said the problem caused the shutdown of two generating units, resulting in a shortfall of 208 megawatts of power from PowerGen to T&Tec.
PowerGen is contracted to supply the Electricity Commission with 957 megawatts of electricity per day.
Khan said demand for electricity usually peaked between 8 am and 4 pm and 6 and 9 pm daily.
He added that if consumers failed to respond to T&Tec’s appeal for conservation, then load-shedding and blackouts might take place during these peak periods.
Khan said the problem began yesterday, when engineers discovered high levels of vibration and cracking on the nozzles of the gas burners on two generating units at the power station.
The Nos 13 and 14 units were taken out of service.
Khan said engineers from Siemens, manufacturer of the units, are working on the problem.
The spare parts were due to be flown into the country last night, and the repairs expected to be completed within two to four days.
Yes mudders conts!
When the fockin UNC built Inncogen, the nasty PNM fockers bawling corruption. Now remember this was built at no cost to the taxpayer. The UNC recognised that within 5 years our demand for electricity would outstrip supply. Now this is something that the niggas should take note of. Especially since they building all these barracks all over the marginal constituencies. Obviously the demand will increase! But the niggas cyah see that.
So we've arrived at a situation where the demand has finally outstriped supply and the conts aint do nutten about it. So as usual the poor have to feel the burden of load shedding and no electricity. They obviously not goin to cut current in town and the urban areas.
That is fockin PNM Vision 2020 for fockin you.