Power ministry says no outage due to power shortage in Delhi

  • | Wednesday | 13th October, 2021

New Delhi, Oct 13 (PTI) Union power ministry on Wednesday said there was no outage due to power shortage in the national capital amid concerns over coal supplies to power generation units. The maximum demand of Delhi was 4,707 MW (peak) and 101.5 MU (energy) on October 12, the ministry said as it provided a fact sheet about the power supply situation in the national capital. "As per the information received from Delhi discoms, there was no outage on account of power shortage as the required amount of power was supplied to them," the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The fact sheet provided by the ministry showed that there was no energy deficit in the city from September 27 to October 12. In Delhi, 101.5 Million Units (MU) of electricity were available against a requirement of 101.5 MU on October 12. According to the ministry, energy availability was higher than the requirement on October 11. On that day, 101.9 MU of electricity was available whereas the requirement was 101.1 MU. It also showed that peak power demand and peak power demand met (supply) remained the same during the period. The power distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi had drawn less power than made available to them, as per the data. Further, the data showed that coal plants of NTPC offered 17.49 MU of electricity to Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (DDL) against the allocated 19.03 MU. But the Tata Power DDL had drawn 16.91 MU, which was 96.64 per cent of the energy made available to it by NTPC (coal). Similarly, power made available by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and NTPC (gas) to the discoms in Delhi was either equal to or more than that drawn by these utilities. BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd are the other two discoms in the national capital. Various power plants in different parts of the country are grappling with fuel shortages and efforts are being made to increase fuel supplies. Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday said cumulative coal supplies to thermal power plants crossed 2 million tonne on Tuesday and dispatch of the dry fuel is being enhanced to the plants. PTI KKS RAM

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