The coal crisis in Madhya Pradesh has started deepening. Talking about the Satpura Power Plant of Betul, here too only one week’s coal is left. Every day 7 thousand metric tons of coal is being consumed here.
Betul. In Madhya Pradesh, which has made its mark for surplus power generation, the government’s problems have increased due to the coal crisis. In two of the four big power plants of the state, only 3-3 days of coal is left. That too when the coal of two units of Sarni Satpura Power Plant is being sent to Singaji Plant continuously for one and a half years. From this it can be guessed that the coal crisis in the power houses of the state is deepening. Whereas two plants have coal for 7 days. On the other hand, if we talk about the Satpura power plant, only one week’s coal is left here.
7 days stock with satpura power plant
Only one week’s coal is left in Satpura power plant. Every day 7 thousand metric tons of coal is being consumed here. The stock is around 61 thousand 700 metric tons. Officials of MP Power Generating Company are in constant touch with WCL and Coal India to increase the supply of coal.
coal stock in plants
daily consumption of 68 thousand metric tons
If 16 units of all government power houses in MP run at full capacity, more than 68 thousand metric tonnes of coal is required daily. In the current situation 7 units are closed. About 43 thousand metric tonnes of coal is being consumed in 9 units. On Saturday, 49 thousand metric tonnes of coal was consumed. While the supply was only 43 thousand metric tons. That too when Singaji Power Plant got 7 racks of coal simultaneously. At present, MP Power Generating Company has 2 lakh 27 thousand 400 metric tonnes of cuckoo stock.
how much demand
Rs 500 crore owed on MP Power Generating Company
WCL (Western Coal Fields Limited) CMD Manoj Kumar says that Rs 500 crore is owed on MP Power Generating Company. Till a year ago, MP Power Generating Company used to have storage of 10 to 15 lakh metric tonnes of coal. But now a situation has been created that due to shortage of coal, even the power units have to be closed. Not only this, when the demand for electricity is high in the morning, then the units are being run at capacity. Rest of the time, almost all the units have to run at half capacity.
how much electricity
7 units closed in 16 of the stateThere are four government power houses in MP, in which there are 16 power units. Whose total capacity is 5400 MW. 7 out of 16 units are closed due to coal crisis and technical reasons. These include units number 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Satpura, number 1 and 4 of Birsinghpur and number 4 of Singaji Power Plant. Whereas 2 units of Satpura, 1 of Amarkantak and 3-3 units of Singaji and Birsinghpur are generating more than 2400 MW of electricity. That is, less than half the production is being done from the government power houses of MP.