Barwala: The second unit of the Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant closed since two days resumed power generation in the morning hours on Wednesday. The unit is now generating 600 megawatts of electricity. However, the first unit will remain shut for more than a month.

There was no power generation since four days by the first unit of the thermal plant as it was shut down due to a technical snag.

Superintending Engineer (O&M) and first unit incharge NK Vasan said, “The drain pipe of the turbine of the second unit bursted at around 9:30 AM on April 30 and the power generation was stopped due to leakage.”

The engineers fitted a new drain pipe and the boiler was lit up at around 10 PM on Tuesday after which it started generating electricity at 7 AM on Wednesday, he said.

However, the first unit was also shut down due to turbine vibration on April 28 midnight after which there was no power generation by the plant.


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