Many pockets of Mumbai plunge into darkness in another power outage

Many pockets of Mumbai plunged into darkness on Monday night in a power outage attributable to what was termed as a “technical fault”.

The outage comes amid a sequence of disruptions in power provide confronted by the monetary capital during the last month amid a extreme scarcity of electrical energy that has compelled the State discom MSEDCL to provoke load-shedding in a number of elements of Maharashtra.

Suburbs like Bandra, Santacruz and Chembur, and pockets in central Mumbai comparable to Dadar reported the outage for over quarter-hour beginning at 2130 hrs.

Adani Electricity Mumbai stated 1.8 lakh customers serviced by it have been impacted as a result of rival Tata Power’s tools failed on the Dharavi receiving station.

Tata Power sought to shift the blame on the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company, claiming power tripping lasted for round 7 minutes.

“There was an incident of power tripping today for a very short time (around 7 minutes) due to tripping of 220kV MSETCL OLTS protection at their Trombay Receiving Station, giving shutdown to 160MW load at Tata Power’s Dharavi Receiving Station,” an official spokesperson stated.

About ten days in the past, the state-run Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) enterprise, which had witnessed a number of outages in areas serviced by it, had stated the continuing heatwave is resulting in additional demand from customers which is ensuing in disruptions as provide isn’t having the ability to preserve tempo with demand.

“Due to large increase in the temperature, people are using ACs and fans more, resulting in heavy demand and consumption of electricity suddenly. This may affect network and generates cable or feeder faults across island city,” a spokesperson for the civic body-run enterprise had stated.

The metropolis has suffered outages in February this yr and a number of occasions during the last month ever for the reason that state authorities admitted to a shortfall of about 3,000 MW. PTI AA RSY RSY


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