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Crisis due to late rains,poor coal: Haryana

The Haryana government on Wednesday said it is pulling out all stops to improve the power supply in the state.

The Haryana government on Wednesday said it is pulling out all stops to improve the power supply in the state.

“Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) is making every possible effort to meet the increased demand for power to the extent possible,and has supplied,on an average,about 1,024 lakh units (LU) per day up to June,against 923 LU per day during the corresponding period last year. It supplied a record 1,420 LU on June 24,” a government release said.

Power corporation officials said the delay in monsoon,coupled with poor quality of coal and its low quantity,has resulted in the crisis.

The officials also denied the allegation that the use of Chinese equipment is leading to low supply of power.

“It is not appropriate to blame Chinese units for the power shortage in the state. As per data available,Chinese power plants of about 20,000 MW capacity are operational in India. Recently,CEA (Central Electricity Authority) has given the best performance award to Torangallu Thermal Power Plant for 2010-11 which is also equipped with Chinese machines,” an official of HPGCL said.

The official said the corporation was also trying to revive a power plant in Yamuna Nagar — Deenbandhu Chottu Ram Thermal Power Plant.

“The repair of Unit 2,with a 300 MW capacity,is at an advanced stage. The unit is expected to be re-commissioned by mid-August. The repair of 300 MW Unit-1 has been awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturer SEC China. The unit is expected to be back on bars by end of November,” the official said.

According to officials,technical problems had led to shutting down of the Yamuna Nagar power plant and a unit of a power plant in Khedar (Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant).

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