In a big statement, the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, “Electricity production is on the decline, while the demand is on the rise. Last year, the state utilized 900 MW, but this year, the demand has surged to 1500-1600 MW”.
He added while talking to the media that a meeting will be held to discuss the possibility of purchasing electricity from external sources.
“Electricity is still being supplied, and there hasn’t been complete load shedding. The possibility of providing electricity for seven hours in a three-phase system will be discussed during the meeting”, he said.
Chief Minister also questioned the energy department officials on poor power generation from thermal units.