Coal Shortage Shuts Down Another Unit At RTPS

Coal Shortage Shuts Down Another Unit At RTPS

With the shutting down of yet another unit on Saturday, the Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS) has closed four power generating units this week owing to shortage of coal.

The RTPS has totally eight units having a capacity to generate 1,720 MW of power every day. Two of the units have been closed for sometime due to technical reasons. As a result, only two units are functioning now with the available coal.

By 4.20 p.m. on Saturday, there was just 358 MW of power generation from the two units.

Thanks to the shortage of coal, the Yermarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS) on the outskirts of Raichur city — which has a capacity of 1,600 MW from two units — has also reduced power generation. At present, it generates 330 MW every day after one unit was shut down. Read more

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