Supply of 9,352 MW of electricity despite the coal shortage on October 12: PSPCL

PUNJAB State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) said that despite a coal shortage, it supplied 9,352 MW in the state on Tuesday, October 12.

In a statement posted here, PSPCL Chairman and CEO A Venu Prasad said PSPCL will purchase around 1,800 MW of electricity from the power exchange at the rate of Rs 10.55 per unit on Wednesday.

Prasad said the critical position of coal stock still prevails in all thermal power plants in Punjab and that currently all private and public coal-fired power plants in the state have about two days of coal stock. He said 13 charcoal rakes were received against a total requirement of 22 rakes on Tuesday. Although the supply of coal is less, consistency of supply is nonetheless maintained, he added.

The CMD further stated that a sufficient number of rakes are in preparation and therefore the position of the coal is expected to improve in the coming days.

The duration of the power outage was shorter on Tuesday due to improved electricity availability yesterday, as an additional unit of the GGSSTP, Ropar, Anandpur Sahib Hydel project started 84 MW power generation after the canal repaired in record time and a GVK unit was commissioned, he added.

Prasad said that the record canal repair of the Anandpur Sahib Hydel project has brought great relief to PSPCL in this electricity deficit scenario where electricity has to be purchased at higher tariffs while the unit cost of its own project. is only 25 paise.

He appreciated the efforts of the engineers of the hydel organization for their hard work, efficient planning and continuous monitoring on the war footing for the repair of the Anandpur Sahib Hydel project canal.