Punjab’s power crisis continued to get worse as the state’s power generation has been badly affected after the only functional unit in Talwandi Sabo Thermal Power Plant (TSPL) started developing a snag. It led to a reduction in its power generation by 185 MW.
As Talwandi Sabo Thermal Power Plant (TSPL) started developing snags, the Malwa region reported unscheduled power cuts. People in Punjab took to the streets and even gheraoed the power stations and offices of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). They have been demanding the restoration of the power supply.
The situation is getting worse because one unit (660 MW) of TSPL has already been non-functional while a second unit (660 MW) has not yet been operationalized after developed a snag on Sunday.
As per the sources, this plant developed a fault in its turbine after being repaired for boiler leakage. A senior officer in PSPCL said that it may take quite some time to repair the snag.
People, across Punjab, have been protesting against the power crisis as the delayed monsoon led to an unprecedented power demand of an average of 14500 MW.
Protestors gheraoed the office of SDO in Maur from Tuesday afternoon till post-midnight. They have been demanding that the defunct 10 KVA transformers be replaced.
As PSPCL has been facing a shortage of material, the officers requested protestors to give them time.