With the Kanti Bijli Utpadan Nigam Limited (unit-1) in Muzaffarpur and NTPC’s Kahalgaon super thermal power plant (unit-5) in Bhagalpur suspending operations due to technical reasons, major parts of the state have been reeling under acute power crisis.
Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPHCL) spokesman H R Pandey on Wednesday said,
“The boiler tube leakage of unit 1 of KBUNL since July 25 and the 25-day annual maintenance of unit 5 of the Kahalgaon power plant since July 5 have led to power shortage.”
Of the total 3092MW power to be allocated to Bihar from the Centre, the state has been receiving a meagre 2617MW of power.
According to sources,Patna normally requires nearly 500MW of power in peak hours.
Since some parts of the state are flooded, power supply in those areas have been snapped as a precautionary measure. Marcus Morris Authentic Jersey