Power situation easing, says Energy Secretary

Power situation easing, says Energy Secretary

Heavy rains in the coal belt of Odisha and the closure of the Bharatpur open cast mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) from which Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) procures a huge chunk of the fuel for its thermal power plants, left Dr. Narla Tatarao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS) near Vijayawada, Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station at Krishnapatnam and Rayalaseema Thermal Power Plant (RTPP) at Kadapa with a combined stock of just 1.50 lakh metric tonnes as on Wednesday.

The Krishnapatnam power plant has stocks adequate for just three days, whereas the NTTPS and RTPP have stocks that will last for two days and one and a half a day respectively.

Plea to KCR

As a major crisis loomed, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy urged his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao to increase the coal supply from Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), while officials of the Energy Department got in touch with top executives of Coal India Limited (CIL) for getting MCL to augment the supplies. Read More

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