Private plants upset PSPCL plans of uninterrupted power supply
The private thermal plants in the state have again disturbed Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) plans of providing uninterrupted power supply to consumers, forcing it to impose power cuts as early as May.
The 1,400MW Larsen & Toubro Rajpura Thermal Power Plant is not generating power for the past six days and one unit of the Talwandi Sabo Power Plant is non-operational since April 18 due to snag in a boiler tube. This has led to shortage of nearly 2,000MW. The PSPCL has also asked the Talwandi Sabo plant management for early restoration of power generation.
The power corporation on Monday imposed one to three-hour power cuts in the rural areas and an hour’s cut in the urban areas of the state as there was a gap of 10 lakh units in demand and supply.