4 Mahagenco plants shut due to no demand
For the first time in the history of the state-run generation power companyMahagenco, it has completely shut down four of its seven power plants. The total generation has gone below 2,000MW, which has also happened for the first time. The reason is no demand for power from state-run discom MSEDCL
According to Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (MERC’s) merit order dispatch order, MSEDCL has to buy cheap power first before going in for costlier power. As the rate of generation of Mahagenco is higher than some private plants, the company has taken a beating.