Shortage of 2000 MW leaves some parts of the city without electricity
What's the story?
With Diwali around the corner, some parts of Mumbai has experienced power-cuts. As there is a shortage of around 2000 MW, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has called for load shedding.
Mulund, Bhandup and central suburbs have been at the receiving end of load shedding and going forward, people living in these areas could face up to two hours of power-cuts during the day whereas Thane could face cut-offs for up to seven hours.
Reason for load shedding
The state needs 17,900 MW of electricity and only 15,700 MW of electricity was produced which leaves a deficiency of 2,200 MW.
Due to lack of adequate coal for electricity, electricity generation has slowed down.
Why wasn’t coal extracted
Coal has not been adequately extracted due to heavy rainfall in the country. So, the country is facing a shortage of coal and power plants were affected by it.
MSEDCL trying to generate more electricity
MSEDCL is trying hard to get coal available and increase electricity generation. There is a continuous follow-up by the government and a positive outcome is expected in the next 5-6 days.
If this happens, the load shedding can be reduced gradually. At the same time, they are trying to solve the load-shedding problem in Mulund and Bhandup in a day or two.