Patiala: Owing to dense fog in Punjab, six thermal power units get tripped disrupting power supply in the Northern Grid affecting 66 KVA lines at Bhatinda and Mutsar.

The tripping was reported in four units of Guru HarGobind Thermal Plant Lehra Mohabbat and two units of Guru Nanak Dev in Bhatinda.

However, the authorities managed to operationalise the two power units by Friday morning.

According to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (POWERCOM) officials, the two more power units will be made operational in the next 12 hours, but it will take some time in running the rest of two units.

POWERCOM spokesman said there is no death of power and the state has around one hundred lakh units of power which is sufficient against the demand of nine hundred lakh of units.

The official says it will take minimum 2-3 days to normalize the situation. The two-day holiday in government offices is expected to lower the power demand.

Notably, several cases of tripping are reported every year due to foggy conditions in December –January period.

JPN/Bureau