UP reeling under acute power shortage as Power unit trips
After the completion of the Lok Sabha elections, people of Uttar Pradesh are reeling under acute power crisis with several cities experiencing to power cuts of 10 to 16 hours a day.
The situation has aggravated today after two units of Harduaganj thermal power unit were shut down due to technical fault.
Against the demand of around 13,000 megawatt, the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) was able to provide just around 10,000 megawatt of power in the state leading to major roistering in the cities and rural areas.
A senior power department official here today said that two units of 250 megawatt each of Harduaganj tripped today due to vacuum and there was zero output. Besides due to coal shortage, Anpara power unit is generating 300 megawatt less.
The state was short of over 2,000 megawatt, but now it has reached to 3,000 megawatt shortage today.
Against the all time demand of 13,000 megawatt in the summer season, the state units are generating around 5,000 mw including 2,000 by the private units. Rest around 5,000 MW are being imported from the central sector.
(Posted on 18-05-2014)