Output at hydro power plants in the Indian state of Odisha has increased by over 200MW to 1,400MW at peak hours, compared to March daily average production.

According to data from the State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) data, the power demand in the state during peak hours for April has been nearly 3,680MW, compared to 3,400MW in March 2014, reported Business Standard reported.

This increase in demand can be primarily attributed to the rise in usage of air conditioners and refrigerators in the state over the past few weeks.

Gridco, the state-run power trading agency, official was quoted by the publication that the state reservoirs have sufficient water levels reservoirs to generate over 1,500MW average output daily for the next three months.

"However, we will look for more hydropower when there is a drop in thermal power output."