RUNL Announces Power Cuts As State Hits Hard Due To Coal Shortage


RUNL Announces Power Cuts As State Hits Hard Due To Coal Shortage

Despite excess production capacity, the state is facing an acute power shortage in the peak summer season due to scarcity of coal and breakdown of some generating units.

Rajasthan Urja Nigam Ltd (RUNL) announced on Tuesday that there will be power cuts across the state in rotation due to a shortage of 4000 MW of producing power. The decision was withdrawn by the Discoms after they somehow managed the power supply purchasing power from energy exchange.

“We are not out of danger but the dagger is still dangling,” said managing director R.K Srivastava of Rajasthan Urja Nigam Limited. He further said almost all the coal based power plants in Rajasthan are running short of coal. The plants do not have sufficient coal to last even a week, although on an average they should have a critical stock for 20 days. Read More

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