Coal-Less National Thermal Power Corporation Shuts Down 500 MW Plant

Coal-Less National Thermal Power Corporation Shuts Down 500 MW Plant

After a considerable decline in the demand for thermal power, the short supply of coal has made the situation worse for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Simhadri unit in Visakhapatnam.

Lack of adequate coal supply has forced the authorities to shut down the first unit of the plant from Sunday night and officials say that it may take a few days more to restore the normalcy.
For the past few years, the coal supply scenario of the NTPC- Simhadri unit of Parwada has been grim and with the condition turning for the worse, the authorities shut down the 500 MW Unit-1 of the plant on Sunday night.

As a practice, the plant procures coal from the Kalinga Block of Talcher Coal Fields in Odisha and shift the loads by East Coast Railway (ECoR) through the Kolkata-Chennai trunk line. Read More…

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