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Punjab Electricity Company Issues Penalty Notice Against Talwandi Sabo Thermal Power Plant | Ludhiana News

By on July 4, 2021 0
PATIALA: Authorities at the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) claimed on Sunday that there was a sudden interruption in the power supply on June 30 and July 1 in the state due to the sudden failure of the second unit of the Talwandi Sabo power station, the Ropar thermal power plant and the level of electricity production of the Bhakra Hydro project.
Now, PSPCL has issued a penalty notice to Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL) thermal power plant for failing to ensure the timely availability of its unit number 3.
PSPCL CMD A Venu Prasad stated that PSPCL has repeatedly requested TSPL to ensure the full availability of its three units during the rice season, including unit number 3 forced out, which TSPL failed to do. not done so far as the paddy season is in full swing.
He also said that due to the failure of unit number 3, PSPCL faced enormous difficulties in providing eight hours of uninterrupted power supply to its agriculture and domestic consumers in the state.
“We have asked TSPL to make every effort to make Unit 3 available as soon as possible. PSPCL sent the notice to TSPL asking them to explain why the capacity charge should not be deducted for the entire 2021-22 contract year given the unavailability of its out-of-service unit and be penalized due to the hardship encountered by the people of Punjab, ”said Venu Prasad.
He added: “Despite this mechanical failure, PSPCL has managed to provide eight hours of electricity to the agricultural sector in the past three days. No power cut has been imposed on the domestic sector. This was made possible by obtaining the boundary of the transmission lane. increased by the North Regional Load Dispatch Center (NRLDC) due to the failure of a TSPL unit and the increase in the purchase of electricity (to the extent permitted – 7,400 MW) from the exchange of electricity to the maximum limit and several administrative measures. ”


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