Delhi power cut alert! National capital headed towards electricity crisis as thermal stations face coal shortage
Delhiites are in for more bad news as there continues to be no respite from the tremendous heatwave in the national capital as well as the rest of the country. The capital might be heading for an acute power supply as thermal power stations that are supplying electricity in Delhi are having a shortage of coal, according to a report by TOI. The capital gets about 2,325 mega watt from coal-based plants. However, the supply has currently fallen to 1,355 mega watt. As per the report, the supply can even touch as low as 490 mega watt.
As the capital is having acute shortage of power than its allocation from thermal power plants, leading discoms to buy power at a higher cost from exchanges, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain has written a to Union Minister Piyush Goyal, on May 17, urging him to resolve the “crisis”. On Friday, Jain complained that Goyal did not respond to his SOS yet.