Coal crisis in India: These states may face long power cuts or complete blackouts
By Sanjay Maurya
- Coal supplies to thermal power plants, which convert heat from coal to electricity, are running dangerously low, according to state governments.
- States such as Jharkhand, Rajasthan, and Bihar all have been facing power cuts lasting up to 14 hours.
- As per the reports around 80% country’s coal-fired power plants were in the critical or supercritical stage.
India is on the verge of a power catastrophe, as stocks in power plants have plummeted to record lows, and states have issued blackout warnings. Coal supplies to thermal power plants, which convert heat from coal to electricity, are running dangerously low, according to state governments. According to data from India’s Central Electricity Authority, about 80% of the country’s coal-fired power plants were in the critical, or supercritical stage, which means their supplies may run out in less than five days.
States such as Jharkhand, Rajasthan, and Bihar all have been facing power cuts lasting up to 14 hours. While some parts of the country have been without electricity for lengthy periods, others are already experiencing a blackout, and yet more are projected to be affected by this new catastrophe.
These States may Face Long Power Cuts or Complete Blackout
Punjab: Due to a severe coal scarcity at thermal power facilities in Punjab, PSPCL has had to reduce power generation and implement rotating load shedding in numerous locations across the state. Due to a lack of coal, coal-fired power facilities are operating at a reduced capacity, according to a Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd official (PSPCL).
Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister, said on Saturday that the national capital could face a power outage and that his government is taking appropriate measures to avert this. The CM said that he has written to PM Modi, requesting his help in securing adequate coal and gas supplies for the city’s electrical producing plants.
Rajasthan: The government of Rajasthan said recently that they will start a daily one-hour power reduction to address the nationwide coal crisis.
Tamil Nadu: From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., some parts of the city were without power. The worst-affected locations in the city were Guindy, Sholinganallur, Sholinganallur, Injambakkam, Annasalai, Ambattur, Redhills, Perambur, and Manali.
Jharkhand, Bihar, and Andhra Pradesh: The scarcity is wreaking havoc on Jharkhand, Bihar, and Andhra Pradesh, among other states. Andhra Pradesh is facing unannounced power interruptions due to severe supply shortages, with crops at risk of drying up if irrigation pumps are not powered by electricity.
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