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A unit of Parli thermal power plant shut due to coal shortage

A unit of Parli thermal power plant shut due to coal shortage

The three sets of the station each have a capacity of 250 MW

A senior official said on Monday that one of the three power generation units at Parli Thermal Power Plant in Maharashtra’s Beed district has been shut down due to a coal shortage.Maharashtra State Power Generation Company’s (Mahagenco) Parli Thermal Power Plant is one of the company’s coal-fired power plants.Every day, each of the station’s three sets can produce 250 MW of electricity.According to a power station official, one of the sets was shut down on February 25 and the coal supply is still unregulated.According to the official, they typically need 30,000 tonnes of coal to run all three units at full capacity.Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut said on Sunday that the state’s coal supply would last one or two days. If the shortage persists, power generation may be hampered, and load shedding may become necessary.Mahagenco operates coal-fired power plants in Chandrapur, Koradi, Khaparkheda, Bhusawal, Nashik, Akola, and Amravati, in addition to the Parli plant.Among all the state power generation utilities in India, Mahagenco has the highest overall generation capacity and the highest thermal installed capacity. After NTPC Limited, it is the second-largest generation company in terms of installed capacity.Mahagenco, which has a generation capacity of 13,602 MW and includes 10,170 MW thermal, 2,580 MW hydel, 672 MW gas turbine, and 180 MWp solar, was established by the Maharashtra government under the Central Electricity Act of 2003 with the primary goal of engaging in the business of electricity generation. Mahagenco provides the state’s consumers with the cheapest power.Image Source

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