UP power crisis: Things improve in UP but power crisis persists… 3100 MW less production


  • The coal crisis for power plants has lessened, but not completely eliminated
  • 3100 MW of electricity production decreased in UP, it is slightly better than Tuesday
  • There was a shortfall of about 5000 MW in UP as against the demand of 20,000 MW on Tuesday.

The coal crisis for power plants has reduced but not completely eliminated. On Wednesday, 3100 MW of electricity production was reduced in UP. It’s a little better than Tuesday. There was a shortfall of around 5000 MW as against the demand of 20,000 MW on Tuesday. To accomplish this, UP Power Corporation on Tuesday purchased electricity worth Rs 33 crore.

Due to shortage of coal, 700 MW in power plants of Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, 1800 MW in private sector power plants and 600 MW in NTPC power plants decreased. Due to shortage of coal, five production units of the state have come to a complete standstill.

Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma informed that the Power Corporation Exchange has purchased electricity at an average rate of Rs 17 per unit in the last two days to supply as per schedule in the state. The Energy Minister on Wednesday visited the State Load Despatch Center Headquarters to take stock of the power supply situation. The minister directed the officials not to make any deduction on the occasion of festivals.

Here the production has stopped
Unit——- Capacity
Rosa——–2 300 MW
Tanda——–2 110 MW
Tanda——–1 110 MW
Parichha——–4 210 MW
Harduaganj——-7 105 MW

Status of coal in power plants
Plant—Stock(MT)—- Need
Parichha—– 11,000——- 15500
Harduaganj— 12,000——- 9000
Anpara—– 62000——- 42000

Two to four hours cut in Noida
Power crisis continues in Noida as well. There was a cut of two to four hours here on Wednesday. There is a cut in the industrial sector at night. NPCL has issued an advisory for industrial sectors, according to which there may be a cut of three hours between 7 pm and 12 pm. At the same time, the JE organization working in the electricity department has also made it clear in writing to the officers of the department that they will not work after 5 pm. Let us tell you that most of the faults occur in the evening from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Coal Minister said, no problem
Coal and Mines Minister Prahlad Joshi has said that there will be no problem in supply of coal for power generation. He is on a two-day visit to the coal producing states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. He said that ‘today, 11 lakh tonnes of coal is needed for power generation and we have already supplied two million tonnes of coal. Because of this, the stock is also increasing. I assure that there will be no problem in supply for power generation in the country.

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