Punjab’s four thermal plants are now under the red zone due to the crisis in coal. Due to the coal crisis of Powercom, thermal extinguishers have started. Electricity production from the Lehra Mohabat thermal power plant has been stalled. The last unit of Lehra thermal has also been shut down.
Another unit of Ropar Thermal Plant has been closed. Only one unit of Ropar Plant is now running. Earlier, the Bathinda Thermal was closed due to the lack of coal.Now the production of power from Bathinda and Lehra Thermal has been stalled. A small amount of coal stock is left in Lehra Thermal. The General Manager of Thermal himself had to go to Delhi for two days for arrangement the coal. General Manager SK Puri of Lehra Thermal said that due to the change in the weather, the demand for power has reduced, due to which the last unit has been discontinued.He said that seven racks of coal are expected, two of which are likely to reach within two days. The Talwandi Sabo power plant has coal stock for only three days, it is being run at around 1200 MW. Goindwal Thermal Plant has coal stock for only four days. Ropar Thermal Plant also has a very little amount of coal stock left.
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