MGVCL MD informed no power outage in the state and people should not be misled by rumors
SubAdequate power supply has been planned by the state-owned power distribution companies to meet the power demand of all the consumers in the state
Talking to media in Vadodara about the power situation in the state, Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Limited M.D. Tushar Bhatt said that adequate power supply has been planned by the state-owned power distribution companies to meet the power demand of all the consumers in the state. There is no need for power outage in the state and people should not be misled by rumors, he added.
Bhatt added that there is no shortage of coal in the state for power generation. Adequate coal is available in coal based power plants. The situation arise due to increase in consumption during festivals and shortage of coal due to monsoon. However, no power cuts have been imposed in the state.
Adequate power supply is also being provided to the farmers as per the requirement. Five GSEC plants have been started and another ten will be started, adding to the power situation. Power is purchased from other states and renewable energy generated from solar and wind is used during the day while thermal and hydro energy are used at night, added Bhatt.
Stating that the reports published on power shortage are different from the facts, he added that power is procured from various power stations located in the state as well as outside the state to meet the power demand.
Sharp rise in international coal prices, limited availability of gas and temporary technical reasons lead to closure of GSEC power plants and have affected the power supply.
All measures have been taken by the state government and its power companies to deal with the situation on a temporary basis and steps have been taken to reactivate the power units affected due to technical reasons to their full potential.
He said, all the necessary steps have been taken by the state government to rectify the current situation regarding power generation. He expressed confidence that the issue would be resolved in the next two days. He urged power consumers not to be misled by rumors of power cuts and severe shortages in the state.
MT Sangada, Chief Engineer, MGVCL and KB Dhebar, Additional Chief Engineer were present during the conference.