Due to the shortage of coal in many states of the country, the power crisis is increasing, due to which the thermal plants that generate electricity from coal have also started coming to a standstill. Due to the shortage of coal, the possibility of deepening power crisis is increasing due to non-operation of thermal plants. There is a possibility that the shortage of coal in Haryana may also lead to power shortage. Talking about Hisar, out of the two units in Khedar Thermal located here, only one unit is in working condition. According to thermal officials, the electricity demand is being produced from them accordingly. If there is more demand then another unit will be started.
Regular supply, but stock relatively
According to officials of Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant at village Khedar, regular supply of coal is coming to the plant, but the stock is relatively less. The plant administration said that at present there is a stock of about 12 thousand quintals of coal for 5 to 6 days. The plant has two units of 600-600 MW each, of which one is running. One unit consumes 2.5 thousand tonnes of coal per day. The second unit is lying closed for about 13 months. The plant administration said that there has been a decrease in the supply of coal in the country, which has its effect, but still they are getting coal on time. If the quality of coal in the plant is of high standard, then 650 grams of coal is consumed to generate one unit of electricity.
Dependence on power companies may increase
Power is supplied to HVPNL from Rajiv Gandhi Khedar Power Plant. In this, two circuits are on 400 KVA power plant located at village Kirori, Hisar Barwala. One circuit is in a circuit built in village Nuiyanwali 400 KVA, Sirsa, Matana village of Fatehabad of Power Grid Corporation of India, from where 400 KVA power is supplied. The power supply will not be affected due to the shutdown of Khedar’s unit, but the dependence on power companies will increase.
According to SK Dagar, Chief Engineer, Thermal, if the coal does not come, then the plant has only the stock to run one unit for 5 days. At present, coal rakes are continuously coming to the plant. If we talk about the consumption of coal in the plant, then on running both the units, 5 thousand tonnes of coal is consumed per day.
According to PK Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Electricity Corporation, we are not able to supply as much as the demand for electricity. It is also true that shortage of coal is causing power cuts. The situation will be reviewed again in the next 7 days. Only then will a new framework be prepared.