Power generation utilities have blamed coal companies for the load shedding being done in the state. They have pointed out that Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and other coal companies are not supplying contracted quantity of coal which has led to a hand to mouth situation in most power plants.
The state is facing a shortage of up to 1,000MW and is enforcing load shedding in high loss areas classified under G1, G2 and G3 categories. Due to Navratri festival, there is no load shedding between 6.30pm and 12 midnight. As losses in Nagpur are low, it has been spared power cuts. MSEDCL is trying to buy power from exchanges but the required amount is not needed.
A source in Mahagenco, MSEDCL’s main power supplier, said that the company’s seven thermal power plants needed 32 rakes of coal every day but were not even getting 25 rakes on an average. Read More
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