The highest shortfall was in the southern region which witnessed demand touch 35,562 million units while supply was a 29,008 million units during August. The shortfall was to the extent of 6,554 million units - a 18.4%. The region suffers from poor grid connectivity to the rest of the country leading to a volume of power being transported to Southern India from rest of the country that results in large demand-supply shortfall.
The second largest shortfall was in the Northern States which has started drawing less power following the grid failure in July. The region witnessed a demand of 41,520 million units against a supply of 36,458 million units leading to a shortfall of 5,062 million units - a 12.2 % gap.
Power supply shortfall in West, East and North East were relatively less at 4%, 6.2% and 8.7% respectively.
Source - ET