Electricity consumption declined by around 2 per cent (3,828 million units) on October 9, 2021, as against 3,900 million units on October 8, 2021, amid fears of a nationwide power cut due to coal supply crunch by several plants. was consumed.
According to information provided by the power ministry, the consumption figures on October 8 were the highest ever for the month, adding to the growing concerns about power cuts in the country.
Meanwhile, on October 9, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), which supplies electricity to the north and north-western parts of the national capital, asked its customers to use electricity judiciously by sending messages on mobile phones. was asked to With limited coal availability, the supply will be in a critical phase between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Prolonged monsoon in the current financial year has affected coal supplies to power plants despite record production of dry fuel, leading to delays in transport from pit heads to units.
States like Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have been affected and have warned that there could be power outages in the coming days.
Also due to rising international coal prices, imports of the dry fuel have come down, affecting plants that rely on imported coal for power generation.