According to sources, the CEA favored coal supply of 5.48 MT for this project the ministry restricted the quantum to 4.5 MT for the year 2012-13. The Panipat thermal plant also faces problem of coal shortages. The present coal stock of 1,38,000 MT at Panipat is just sufficient for 7 days. The power utility has already sought allocation of 1.6 MT of additional coal for the thermal project.
300 MW Unit 2 of Yamuna Nagar thermal plant which suffered damage to turbine rotor on September 25 last year is likely to be revived wit in this month. The revival of unit will give much needed relief to consumers. The rotor was sent to Baroda at the works of Siemens for balancing at a total cost of about 5 crore.
300 MW Unit 1 of plant suffered failure of turbine blades on March 31 this year. The failure of turbine blades of Unit 1 was allegedly due to poor quality of manufacture. HPGCL has transported L.P. Turbine rotor & LP Turbine inner-inner casing from Yamuna Nagar to China by sea route in June for repair. The turbine blades could not be repaired in India as Chinese firm has no repairing facility in India.
The rotor and other parts are yet to be received at Indian port after repairs. After receipt at port it will take two months to bring back the unit.