With the successful synchronisation of the first 660MW unit of the Mahatma Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project (MGSTPP) in neighbouring Jhajjar district with the grid, city residents can hope to get respite from long outages they have been facing for the last three months.
With this, nearly 158 lakh additional units of electricity will be supplied to the state everyday.
The second 660MW unit of the 1320 MW project is said to be nearing completion and is likely to be synchronised in July.
Anurag Agarwal, managing director of the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL), told Hindustan Times on Wednesday: “With the commissioning of this unit, the total installed power generating capacity of the state has now risen to 4390.5 MW from 3730.5 MW.”
He said HPGCL had been contributing more than 40% to the total power supplied to the state.
Despite the 300 MW Unit-2 of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant Project (DCRTPP), Yamunanagar, being closed due to a problem in the turbine rotor and 600 MW Unit-1 of the Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Project (RGTPP), Khedar, under planned shutdown for mandatory inspection, HPGCL was able to supply 27% more power to the state compared to last year.
City residents have been facing 12-14 hour power cuts since October due to a breakdown in the Khedar and Yamunanagar power plants.
As against the daily requirement of more than 155 lakh units, Gurgaon has been receiving 110 lakh units a day, a deficit of 40 lakh units daily.
HPGCL officials claimed the power scenario was likely to improve in Gurgaon.
Officials said due to additional power supplied by HPGCL, the state was able to supply, on an average, 999 lakh units daily during the current year compared to 895 lakh units during the previous year, a substantial increase of around 12%.
The 600 MW Unit-1 of RGTPP was expected to commence generation within a day or two and HPGCL was fully geared up to meet the power demand of the state, they added.