Darker days ahead for State

Darker days ahead for State

Bangalore City is facing power cut for 3 to 4 hours a day, while in villages three phase power supply is only for 3 to 4 hours. All the odds are happening when lakhs of students are appearing for SSLC examinations.

The present demand for power is 145 MU. But on Tuesday, the availability was 130 MU mainly due to lower power generation at the RTPS and Varahi power plant. Sources in the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited said on Sunday that four wagons carrying coal derailed in the RTPS coal yard.

This led to short supply of coal to the 4th unit, on Monday night. On Tuesday, the wagons were put on the track and the unit is expected to commence generation by Wednesday.
It is also reported that a conveyor belt meant for supplying coal to the power generating point has developed snag and will take time to be rectified.

The seven RTPS units put together should be generating 1470 MW. But the generation now is only about 800 to 1000 MW. The coal stock is around 40,000 tons. If all the seven units function to full capacity, then the coal will be sufficient for a couple days.

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