35,000 MW power surplus in Maharashtra, demand at 14,500 MW

Maharashtra has surplus power of 35,000 MW, as it signed several power purchase agreements recently.

The present power requirement in the state is 14,500 MW, and during the peak period, it goes up to 20,000-22,000 MW. This surplus will ensure zero load shedding. The state signed contracts with power suppliers to procure 35,000 MW, of which 28,000 MW are power purchase agreements and the rest are tie-ups to import electricity from other states.