Once again the power system in Rajasthan is expected to deteriorate. Coal India is still not able to provide a complete supply of coal to Rajasthan. According to the talks and promises made with the Government of India, Coal India was to send 7 rakes of coal daily, but only 4 rakes of coal are being sent to Rajasthan. Due to this, there is a shortage of coal.
Electricity consumption has also increased
This has a direct impact on the power plants producing electricity. They have to close. About 10 units are lying closed due to a shortage of coal and other reasons. Electricity consumption has also increased from 20 crore units per day to 24 crore units. In such a situation, the power crisis may increase in the coming days.
10 different units are closed due to a lack of coal
According to Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited, 5 units of 250 MW of Suratgarh Thermal are closed due to a shortage of coal. Due to technical reasons, 1 unit of 660 MW of Chhabra, 1 unit of 600 MW of Kalisindh, and 3 units of 250 MW of Chhabra Thermal are closed. The production of 3260 MW of electricity is getting reduced. Due to insufficient supply of coal from Coal India, 5 units of 250 MW of Suratgarh Thermal are closed. Whereas for 2 units of 250 MW of Chhabra Thermal, Coal India has not been supplying coal for a long time.
Roster load shedding in rural and municipal areas
According to JVVNL data, the demand for electricity has increased by 3 thousand 500 MW due to the departure of monsoon from the state and increasing heat. The demand for electricity was running around 9 thousand MW, which has now reached 12 thousand 500 MW.
Security of the grid
Due to less supply of coal from Coal India, the production of electricity in the thermal plants of the state is decreasing. In such a situation, to maintain the security of the grid, load shedding has to be done from the roster in rural areas and municipal areas.
The government of India had decided to give 7 coal rakes
Electricity distribution corporation chairman Bhaskar A. Sawant said that 6 units of 250 MW of Suratgarh Thermal Power Plant, 2 units of 250 MW of Chhabra Thermal, 7 units of 1240 MW of Kota Thermal is received from Coal India Limited’s subsidiary companies NCL and SECL. After negotiations, on October 1, the sub-group of the Ministry of Coal, Government of India had decided to give 7 coal rakes daily to Rajasthan, but between October 1 and 5, Rajasthan has been able to get only 4 rakes of coal daily.
Getting less electricity than wind power
Sawant said that continuous efforts are being made at the level of the Rajasthan government. So that the thermal plants of the state continue to get coal in the right quantity from Coal India. The production of electricity can be started normally in the power plants of the state. He told that normally 500 to 1000 MW was available from wind power. That too is now being available in very little quantity.
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