Solar-wind energy production reduced in Rajasthan
Solar-wind energy production reduced in Rajasthan: Power crisis deepens, 7 power plant units stalled; 4 hours power cut
In Rajasthan, the production of solar energy and wind energy has also decreased in the midst of a power shortage. Windmills production has fallen by 1700 MW due to the decrease in the speed of monsoon winds. A loss of 300 to 600 MW has also been recorded in solar energy due to the movement of clouds and the hide and seek of the sun. In this way, the power crisis has deepened due to the reduction in power production from 2000 to 2600 MW. Seven power plant units have also come to a standstill in the state. Due to this 2792 MW of electricity has been lost.
The peak power demand during peak hours is 13,697 MW. The average demand is 12234 MW. Whereas the availability of electricity has been 12654 MW. 1043 MW of power has been less than the demand. The total consumption of electricity in 24 hours on Sunday stood at 29.36 crore units. To deal with the power crisis, Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (RUVNL) has to buy 69 lakh units of electricity at an average rate of Rs 6 per unit. Which has got about Rs 4 crore 14 lakh. Apart from this, the cases of tripping have also increased. People have to face power cuts for 1-2 hours to 4 hours at different places in many rural and urban areas across the state.
The woes of power companies have also increased due to the decreasing production of solar and wind energy. Solar energy available up to 3100 MW in open season is getting only 2500 to 2800 MW due to cloudy weather. There has been a loss of 300 to 600 MW of solar energy. Wind energy was getting close to 2500 MW on Saturday-Sunday, which is getting reduced by 1700 MW only to 800 MW. According to sources, it is feared that due to the weakening of the monsoon, the weather will remain calm for some days, if the wind blows less, then the wind energy production will decrease further.
It is a matter of relief that both the closed power units of Adani Power Plant have become operational. Production has started getting 600 MW from one unit, and 400 MW from the other. 200 MW production is less. which is expected to increase soon. 660 MW closed unit number 6 at Chhabra Super Critical Thermal Power Plant has become operational again.
But the 250 MW unit of number 4 in the Chhabra Power Plant is stalled. 210 MW unit number 3 at Kota Thermal Power Station is also closed. Both the supercritical units of 660-660 MW in Suratgarh are closed. which could not be started. The 250 MW old unit in Suratgarh is also stalled.
210 MW unit number 3 is closed at Kota Thermal Power Station. 135 MW Unit 2 of JSW Barmer Lignite Power Plant is closed. In Ramgarh, 37.50 MW unit of GT-2 number is also stalled.