Punjab faces power crisis threat with diminishing coal supplies

Punjab is reportedly heading towards a major power outage with its thermal plants facing a deficiency of coal in wake of non-plying of goods trains in the state for almost a month now. …

Most of the plants have been left with storage of two-four days and because of this, they are operating at a minimal capacity. The current requirement of electricity per day in the state is 6,000 MW and it is largely met through purchase from the national grid. With the state-owned thermal plants in Ropar and Lehra Mohabbat have been shut, the government is procuring electricity largely from other state thermal units located in Rajpura, Talwandi Sabo and Goindwal.

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