Initial investigation into the power outage in Mumbai and areas around it on April 26 revealed that it was due to a “technical issue” at a power substation at Padgha near the city. The state has appointed an independent expert to look into the technical glitch, senior executives told Moneycontrol.
Parts of Mumbai suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got a rude shock on a hot Monday morning as power went off a little after 10 am. Power was restored in most parts by noon.
State-run Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company (Mahatransco) said in a statement that the power cut was due to a “fault” that occurred at Padgha substation, which tripped the 400kv power transmission lines, Kalwa Padgha 1 and 2, which feeds power into Mumbai. “All substation supply was restored by 11:08 hours,” Mahatransco said.
MSETCL, also known as Mahatransco, is the state-run utility that provides electricity transmission in the state. Mumbai has three electricity distribution companies – the state-run BEST Undertaking and private companies Adani Electricity (a subsidiary of Adani Transmission Ltd) and Tata Power Company. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) distributes power to the rest of the state.