PSPCL supplying uninterrupted energy regardless of sudden elevated in demand: Energy Minister

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Energy Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO as we speak acknowledged that however the unprecedented energy demand, PSPCL has been supplying uninterrupted energy to all sections of shoppers within the State.

Divulging particulars, the Cupboard Minister mentioned that the State had witnessed unprecedented demand of energy on account of sharp rise in temperature since March this 12 months compared to final 12 months. “Throughout April 2022, PSPCL has met upto 10000 MW peak energy demand, which was 46 % greater than April 2021. This extraordinary energy demand has continued unabated in Could 2022, and 10900 MW peak demand has been met by the PSPCL which was over 60% greater than Could 2021”, he added. Regardless of this no energy minimize is being imposed on any class of shoppers and provide to agriculture pumpsets can also be being given as per schedule, mentioned the Minister.

In a press launch issued right here on Saturday, the Energy Minister additional acknowledged that each one the thermal models within the state are in working situation or obtainable besides one unit of GHTP Lehra Mohabbat, which has been shut down final evening on account of technical snag. Each the models of NPL Rajpura are operational and third TSPL unit of 660 MW closed for annual overhauling is scheduled to start out technology this night. All of the 4 models of GGSSTP Ropar can be found and one unit is stay on standby to preserve coal for forthcoming paddy season as comparatively cheaper energy is accessible within the change. Additional, two models of GHTP Lehra Mohabbat are presently working and one unit is on standby.

Mr. Harbhajan Singh knowledgeable that final evening, Lehra Mohabbat Unit No 2 of 210 MW developed a technical snag in its Electrostatic Precipitators, for which CMD PSPCL had visited the plant for on-the-spot evaluation. Workforce of BHEL Engineers from Chandigarh have additionally reached the location and BHEL specialists from head workplace and design engineers from Ranipet would attain Lehra Mohabbat tomorrow to evaluate the injury and to supply assist to revive the unit on the earliest. A committee has been shaped to analyse the causes of the snag and to take remedial motion together with BHEL engineers, mentioned the Minister.

Energy Minister assured the individuals of the State that PSPCL will make all efforts to deliver the unit again in operation on the earliest. PSPCL has been directed to make enough preparations for coal and energy required within the state throughout paddy season and our officers are in common contact with Union Energy and Coal Ministries, he added.

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