New Delhi: The shortage of coal and water at the power generation plants of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) continues to remain a cause of worry.

Due to non-availability of sufficient coal and water in Delhi power houses, the power production is getting affected.
In this view, the difference between power demand and supply rose to 1, 000 mw on Sunday due to which additional electricity was taken from the northern grid.

On Sunday, power generation at Dadri, Singrauli, Rihand, Farakka and Kahalgaon stations was relatively low.

Apart from this, due to shortage of sufficient water, the Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS) could generate 100 mw power only.

The gas turbine and Rajghat stations also saw poor power production.

According to BSES spokesperson, there was a difference of 1000 mw between demand and supply on Sunday.

“Even after over drawing additional power from the northern grid, the demands could not be met and we had to opt for power supply on rotational basis in several areas,” said the spokesperson.

Due to incessant rains and festive season, the coal mining process remained disrupted.

Apart from this, due to shortage of water in Agra canal, Delhi-based power stations are unable to generate sufficient electricity for past five days.

JPN/Bureau