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Energy Minister says Delhi govt deceptive public on electrical energy scenario; sufficient coal inventory for 5-8 days

Energy Minister says Delhi govt deceptive public on electrical energy scenario; sufficient coal inventory for 5-8 days

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Union Energy Minister R K Singh has mentioned the Delhi government is deceptive the general public with incorrect details about the electrical energy scenario within the nationwide capital.

In a letter shot off to the Delhi energy minister, Singh has expressed displeasure on the Delhi authorities deceptive the general public, a supply mentioned.

Replying to a letter by the Delhi energy minister expressing concern about coal inventory place of some NTPC stations supplying energy to NCT of Delhi, Singh mentioned the figures had been incorrect.

As per Singh’s letter, coal inventory at Dadri plant was 202.40 thousand tonnes, which is adequate for 8.43 days at 85 per cent PLF (plant load issue) on April 29, 2022.

Equally, coal inventory at Unchahar plant was 97.62 thousand tonnes, adequate for 4.6 days at 85 per cent PLF or capability utilisation.

The coal at Kahalgaon plant was 187 thousand tonnes (5.31 days), 234.22 thousand tonnes (8.38 days) at Farakka and 162.56 thousand tonnes at Jhajjar (8.02 days) on April 29.

The Union minister additional mentioned all of the 5 thermal power stations have adequate reserve coal shares for 5-8 days.

Singh added that the shares are replenished each day — each from home sources and coal imported for mixing functions.

He additional mentioned NTPC has been declaring 100 per cent availability from Dadri and Unchahar energy stations.

Singh mentioned panic was sought to be created through the use of incorrect figures and this was reprehensible.

Citing some earlier situations, he mentioned in October 2021 panic was sought to be created amongst folks about disruption of energy provides on the premise that fuel provide to Delhi’s gas-based crops was prone to be disrupted, which proved to be baseless.

The minister pressured that advance fuel provide association had not been made by the Delhi authorities and that the Energy Division of Delhi is predicted to observe these points.

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