At present, the power crisis is looming across the country. In Punjab, people got upset due to the long power cuts, people took to the streets, which were somehow pacified by the administration teams. Meanwhile, now the power crisis is moving towards Haryana. Due to shortage of coal, 2 out of 4 units in Panipat Thermal are closed. Electricity is being generated from only 2 units. At present the power consumption load in the district is about 5 thousand MW. This load was about 12 thousand MW at the time of transplanting of paddy. In winter the load is reduced to 3500 to 5000 MW. However, thermal officials claim that there is still five lakh tonnes of coal in thermal. Which is about a month’s stock.
8 units were earlier in thermal, 4 were dropped
Let us inform that earlier there were a total of 8 units in Panipat Thermal, out of which 4 have been demolished. Now units 7 and 8 are running. Units 5 and 6 are closed. Every day 618 MW of electricity is being generated. The electricity generated from here is also supplied to the outer districts according to the demand. Due to shortage of coal in Panipat for the next one month, there is no visible reduction in power supply. But after a month, there may be a big crisis on power generation and supply. Officials are working continuously at their level in this direction that this crisis does not come. At present, there is power supply for 16 hours in rural areas and 20-22 hours in urban areas.
There are four thermal power stations in the state, Panipat power station is the most expensive
Haryana is getting 650 MW of power supply from just one unit of Adani Power Limited. For the generation of electricity, thermal power stations have been set up in Yamunanagar, Jhajjar, Khedar and Panipat in the state. In all these, the highest expenditure in generating electricity is coming from Panipat Thermal Power Plant. For this reason, the unit of Panipat Thermal Power Station is run the least. It will be closed first when the demand decreases.
More demand in South Haryana
According to the power supply, the state has been divided into two zones namely North Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam. The maximum power of 5400 MW is going to South Haryana. The power expenditure in North Haryana circle is about 3650 MW. The Gurugram circle of South Haryana has the highest power expenditure of about 1265 MW. Apart from this, about 970 MW in Hisar circle, about 855 MW in Faridabad circle, about 490 MW in Bhiwani circle, about 485 MW in Sirsa circle, about 485 MW in Jind circle, 310 MW in Palwal circle and about 170 MW in Rewari circle. Supply is running out. The lowest Karnal circle is running around 180 MW power consumption.
rate per unit of electricity generation
Auraiya Gas Power Plant, Uttar Pradesh : 2.24 per unit
Adani Power Limited: Rs 2.53 per
Jhajjar Power Limited (China Light Power): Rs 3.31
Thermal Power Plant Yamunanagar: Rs 3.49
Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant Khedar: Rs 3.62
Panipat Thermal Power Plant: Rs 3.630 per unit