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Coal shortage hits PSPCL, technical snag looms in Punjab

Written by  Dinkle Popli -- January 06th 2023 11:55 AM
Coal shortage hits PSPCL, technical snag looms in Punjab

Coal shortage hits PSPCL, technical snag looms in Punjab

Chandigarh: Even amid the extreme cold, the Punjab State Power Corporation is struggling with technical problems and shortage of coal. In Punjab, the demand for electricity has increased tremendously even in the winter season. The demand for electricity has crossed over 8500 MW. While on the other hand, unit No. 6 of Ropar Thermal Plant has been shut down due to severe shortage of coal.

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Apart from this, two other units of Ropar thermal plant have already shut down due to technical malfunction. Unit No. 2 of the private sector thermal plant Talwandi Sabo has also shut down due to technical failure. A unit of Lehra Mohabbat has been shut down for the last 8 months due to a boiler burst.

There has been less production of 1400 MW of electricity from the thermal plants of Punjab. Due to this, Powercom is forced to buy electricity from the central pool at high cost. Powercom is supplying an average of 10 crores of electricity daily by purchasing electricity at Rs 7 per unit.

It is notable that in the past there were long-term power cuts in many big cities of Punjab due to which the people had to face a lot of trouble.

Report - Gagandeep Ahuja

- PTC NEWS


- With inputs from our correspondent

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