Coal-starved Odisha Power Generation Corporation yet to restart second unit


Coal-starved Odisha Power Generation Corporation yet to restart second unit

Resumption of power generation from the second unit of Odisha Power Generation Corporation’s (OPGC) Ib Thermal Power Stations at Banharpalli in Jharsuguda district will take more time as assured coal supply by the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has not been possible.

The Coal India subsidiary has not been able to augment supply of the fossil fuel even after eight days of closure of one of the four units due to the coal crisis.

The second unit of OPGC’s Stage-I power plant with an installed capacity of 210 MW was shut down from October 13 midnight due to coal crunch. “We have been receiving 18,000 tonnes of coal from October 18 as against our daily requirement of 24,000 tonnes.

This is not enough to feed three units. As a result, the two supercritical units of 660 MW each are generating power below their capacity,” OPGC sources said. Read More

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