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Oct 10, 2017 07:01 PM IST | Source: PTI

Power production drops to 2,900MW in Raj on low coal supply

Power generation at four thermal power stations with a combined capacity of 4,940 MW in Rajasthan has dropped to 2,900 MW due to shortage of coal.

Power production drops to 2,900MW in Raj on low coal supply

Power generation at four thermal power stations with a combined capacity of 4,940 MW in Rajasthan has dropped to 2,900 MW due to shortage of coal, a senior official of Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam said today.

Only 11 units out of 19 units are working at the four thermal power stations, which have reduced the power production to nearly 2,900 MW, the additional chief engineer of Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam, Kajod Lal Meena, told PTI.

"Coal supply has improved in last one week but stocks at power plants are not enough for running the full capacity," the official said, adding that power production in the state is grim for last 12 days. Nearly 16 rakes of coal are required daily for full run of the four thermal power plants at Suratgarh, Chhabra, Kalisindh and Kota. Only nine rakes were received on the first three days of October, the official said.

The situation improved on Tuesday with 13 rakes of coal being received at thermal power plants, he added.

According to the Rajasthan Power Development Corporation, out of a total capacity of 1500 MW of power at Suratgarh thermal power station, only 750 MW of power is being produced now while 1240 MW Kota super critical thermal power station is generating only 800 MW.

Power production at the 1200 MW Kali Sindhi thermal power plant and the 1000 MW Suratgarh plant has dropped to 600 MW and 750 MW, respectively.

Three units out of six units are operational at Suratgarh plant; four out of seven units are operational at Kota, three out of four at Chhabra and one of the two units at Kali Sindhi thermal power plants.
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