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No Crisis: Union Minister RK Singh on Delhi Electricity Supply

Following a meeting with officials from the Energy Ministry and the BSES and Tata Power groups, Union Energy Minister RK Singh said on Sunday that there was no “Crisis” concerning the electricity supply in Delhi,

It came a day after Delhi’s Energy Minister Satyendar Jain warned the nation’s capital could face a blackout over the next two days and equated the coal shortage with a shortage. of oxygen during the second wave of Covid.

As demand for electricity has recovered faster than expected, the country’s thermal power plants are grappling with extremely low coal supplies. No less than 104 thermal power plants, with a capacity of 126.8 GW out of the 135 thermal power plants in the country, are currently classified as having “critical” or “super critical” levels of coal stock for a week. A total of 72 plants with a capacity of 89.5 GW have coal stocks of three days or less, contrary to government guidelines for 14-day stocks.