Technical snag in two thermal plants hits power generation in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Technical snags at two thermal plants in
Chhattisgarh have led to a shortage of 710 MGW of power in the state, leading
to possibilities of cuts being imposed on the industrial sector in the
According to (Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution
Corporation Ltd) CSPDCL officials, the two thermal plants, which generate 500
MGW and 210 MGW respectively, at Korba developed snags in the last couple of
days leading to problems in power generation. Officials said the 500 MGW had to
be shut down following a fault in the “thermocouple”.
Officials said efforts were being made to replace the
thermo couple but it may take at least six days to do so, as the plant's
temperature has to be brought down to normal levels to carry out replacement
work. The 210 MGW plant has been shut down due to a leakage in a tube and the
same would be rectified by tomorrow afternoon.
Officials said though
they are trying to arrange additional power from other sources, cut may have to
be imposed on the industrial sector to meet the shortage. "We cannot
impose cuts on the residential sector due to the on going Navratra fasts, so
the industrial sector may have to bear the brunt", said an official. He
however, said the cuts would be imposed for two hours, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.