Mumbai: Following failure of the northern, eastern and northeastern grids for two consecutive days late last month, the Maharashtra utility has decided to set up a committee to review the power situation in the Western region.

"In the backdrop of the recent grid failures in the northern and eastern regions, Mahadiscom has decided to set up a three-member committee which will review the power situation in the western region to ensure that such kind of grid failure does not affect the western region," the state utility said in a statement on Wednesday.

A meeting was conducted by Mahadiscom managing director Ajay Mehta on Wednesday, which was attended by officials from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Chhattisgarh discoms as well as private utilities including Tata Power, Reliance Infrastructure, JSW Energy and Torrent Power, to discuss the issue.

"The committee will conduct a survey on the grid status in the western region and review the capacity of the system to handle any such kind of failure, if at all may occur. The committee will have to submit a detailed report to the state utility within a month," it added.


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