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Maharashtra Government Urges People To Use Power Sparingly As 13 Thermal Power Plants Shut Due To Coal Shortage

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Mumbai

Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated Sun, 10 Oct 2021 09:41 PM IST

Summary

With 13 thermal power plants shutting down due to shortage of coal, the Maharashtra government has appealed to the citizens of the state to make balanced use of electricity and avoid wastage of electricity.

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The Maharashtra Electricity Department on Sunday appealed to the citizens to save electricity in view of the possibility of power crisis due to shortage of coal. Due to shortage of coal in the state, 13 thermal power plants have been closed. In such a situation, the Maharashtra State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MSEDCL) has appealed to the citizens to make rational use of electricity during high usage hours.

The power department has said in a circular that 13 thermal power plants supplying electricity to MSEDCL have been closed due to shortage of coal. As a result the supply of 3330 MW Billy has been interrupted. To meet this shortfall, efforts are being made to provide power supply through emergency procurement including hydropower and other means.

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The statement said that strenuous efforts are being made by MSEDCL to prevent load shedding. In order to balance demand and availability, consumers have been appealed to make balanced use of electricity from 6 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 10 pm. Due to the shortage of coal, the power crisis in the entire country has deepened at this time.

According to the statement, due to the increasing demand for electricity, its purchase price has become expensive. At present, for the shortfall of 3330 MW, electricity is being procured from the open market. 700 MW power is being purchased from the open market at the rate of Rs 13.60 per unit. On Sunday morning, 900 MW of electricity was purchased at the rate of Rs 6.23 per unit through real time transactions.

Union Minister Prahlad Joshi had said this thing
At the same time, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi has said on reports of power crisis that there is absolutely no danger of power supply disruption. Coal India Limited has enough coal to meet the demand of 24 days. Joshi said in a tweet that the coal production and supply in the country has been reviewed. There is no danger of interruption in the power supply.

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Maharashtra’s electricity department on Sunday appealed to citizens to save electricity in view of the possibility of power crisis due to shortage of coal. Due to shortage of coal in the state, 13 thermal power plants have been closed. In such a situation, the Maharashtra State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MSEDCL) has appealed to the citizens to make rational use of electricity during high usage hours.

The power department has said in a circular that 13 thermal power plants supplying electricity to MSEDCL have been closed due to shortage of coal. As a result the supply of 3330 MW of electricity has been interrupted. To meet this shortfall, efforts are being made to provide power supply through emergency procurement including hydropower and other means.

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The statement said that strenuous efforts are being made by MSEDCL to prevent load shedding. In order to balance demand and availability, consumers have been appealed to make balanced use of electricity from 6 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 10 pm. Due to the shortage of coal, the power crisis in the entire country has deepened at this time.

According to the statement, due to the increasing demand for electricity, its purchase price has become expensive. At present, for the shortfall of 3330 MW, electricity is being procured from the open market. 700 MW power is being purchased from the open market at the rate of Rs 13.60 per unit. On Sunday morning, 900 MW of electricity was purchased at the rate of Rs 6.23 per unit through real time transactions.

Union Minister Prahlad Joshi had said this thing

At the same time, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi has said on reports of power crisis that there is absolutely no danger of power supply disruption. Coal India Limited has enough coal to meet the demand of 24 days. Joshi said in a tweet that coal production and supply in the country has been reviewed. There is no danger of interruption in the power supply.

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