New Delhi: Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (DDL) on Saturday (October 9) sent a phone message to its customers in Delhi, requesting them to use power judiciously in the afternoon, citing the ongoing issue. Tata Power DDL primarily operates in the North West Delhi area of the capital city.
Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of power distribution company Tata Power DDL, said power generation has come down due to shortage of coal across the country and there may be frequent load shedding in Delhi in the coming days.
In a statement, he said the coal-based power stations supplying power to Delhi discoms have coal stock to meet the generation requirements for a day or two as against 20 days as per the applicable norms.
Srinivasan said, “As a result, Delhi may undergo intermittent load shedding. However, to deal with the dire situation, proactive steps by both Delhi and the Central government are considering arranging or diverting coal for power generation. “
Tata Power started sending messages to its customers from Saturday (October 9). “Due to limited coal availability at generating plants across the north, the power supply scenario between 2 pm to 6 pm is at a critical level. Please use electricity judiciously. Be a responsible citizen. Sorry for the inconvenience “,” read an SMS received by one. TPDDL consumer in Burari. Read also: UK’s Instagram friend duped UP woman Rs 32 lakh
Other companies that supply electricity to Delhi include Reliance Infrastructure-led BSES discoms – BRPL and BYPL. As of now, these companies are yet to issue an update about the anticipated power crisis that may soon affect the residents of Delhi and those living in other parts of the country. Read also: Amazon Prime’s Rs 129 monthly subscription returned: Here’s how to take advantage of it