MERC appoints three member panel to conduct probe into Mumbai power outage

According to Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), a three-member committee will conduct an inquiry into last week’s power outage which had plunged parts of the Mumbai into darkness for up to 14 hours.

The high-level committee has been given three months’ time to submit its report and can be extended if so sought by the panel.   MERC had earlier sought statements from the stakeholders, including power generation and distribution companies, and put up a few additional questions to them and gave them time to reply. In addition, the commission has received a preliminary report about the grid failure from the Maharashtra State Load Dispatch Centre (MSLDC) explaining the antecedent conditions, sequence of events, affected load and status of recovery of the system.



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