Generation slightly up in RTPS

Generation slightly up in RTPS

The supply of three rakes of coal from Talcher and the West Coal Mines came as a blessing.
Power generation in RTPS had dipped to 700 MW from 800 MW on Thursday. The coal deposit in the station was just sufficient to meet power generation for only two days. But with the fresh supply, Friday witnessed an improvement in the generation of power to 800 MW. 

According to RTPS Executive Director Bhaskar, there are no hiccups in the generation of power in the first, second, fifth, sixth and seventh units. Owing to technical problems, the third, fourth and eighth units have stopped generation. Meanwhile, the eighth unit with a capacity to generate 250 MW is yet to start functioning officially. Experts from BHEL company are continuing repair works in this unit.

Among the other seven units, the third and fourth units were facing technical problems a couple of days ago. These units have a capacity to generate 210 MW each. Due to utilisation of sub-standard quality of coal and also due to utilisation of wet coal, the two units were unable to generate power to their maximum capacity. However, they were able to muster 160 and 180 MW respectively. Now, these units are under repair.

The RTPS, which boasted of generating 1,000 MW of power a few days back, is now staggering behind, thereby pushing the units towards technical glitches. Given the way things are moving in Andhra Pradesh, it may take a while for coal supply from Singareni Collieries to resume.

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