NTPC production hit due to inadequate coal supply
Jul 31 2012, 14:11 | By PTI
Production at three of the seven power generating units of NTPC at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district was stopped following inadequate supply of coal to the plant, a senior NTPC official said.
Three out of seven power generating units of the plant were closed following alarming deterioration in supply of coal and the rest of the four units was on low load, General Manager of 2,340 MW Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Poject Subhashish Ghosh said.
The shut down units were 210 MW third unit of first phase of the plant, 500 MW 5th and 6th units constructed under the second phase.
Ghosh said Eastern Coalfields' Lalmatia coal mine was sending only five rakes of coal against 12 rakes and it would be difficult to run all the units in near future on full load as we require 45,000 tonne coal to run these units on full load.
"The NTPC management is in touch with the ECL management for improving coal supply," he added.
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