Situation improves in state but power cuts continue
The power crisis in the state has become more manageable with state power company Mahvitaran receiving additional power from Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd (Mahagenco).mumbai Updated: Oct 18, 2011 01:44 IST
The power crisis in the state has become more manageable with state power company Mahvitaran receiving additional power from Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd (Mahagenco).
Mahavitaran said on Monday that it received an additional 300 megawatts (MW) of power from Mahagenco. This took the company’s additional power procurement to 1,500 MW, which helped it in reducing the bridge between the demand and supply to 3,000MW.
However, as a preventive measure against possible tripping, outages continued to be enforced in the state other than in big cities.
“We did not enforce power cuts in A and B zones (cities where distribution losses are less). However, we had scheduled outages in other areas,” said Mahaviratan managing director, Ajoy Mehta.
In the past two days, Mahagenco has increased its output to more than 4,200MW, thereby providing much-wanted relief in a state crippled by power shortage. The company is also procuring extra coal and has also sourced extra power from the Centre.
Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan met union power minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday to ask for more power from the Centre. By Monday evening, Mahavitaran was drawing 273MW more than its quota.