Naphtah Jhakri units closed due to silt

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Old 01-Aug-2008
Naphtah Jhakri units closed due to silt

Punjab power crisis deepens after all Naphtah Jhakri units closed due to silt

The power crisis in Punjab is expected to worsen with all the Six units of 1500 MW Naphtha Jkakri project in Himachal Pardesh being taken out of service due to high silt level. The sources said that on Thursday morning all the six units of 250 MW each were closed one after the other as the silt level in water rose beyond permissible limits. Naphtha jhakri was daily generating 359 lakh units when the unit is closed.
With the closure of unit the power supply in Punjab may be effected. On Wednesday the demand ion Punjab has touched 1864 lakh units against supply of 1567 lakh units. The shortage of power in Punjab is to the tune of 300 lakh units per day.
Punjab would be loosing 200 MW of power due to closure of Naphtha Jhakri project and this amount to approximately 50 lakh units per day.
Today Punjab is drawing about 3644 MW against schedule drawl of 3425 Mw from the northern grid to meet the shortage

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