According to a senior PSOPCL official, private generator has informed that it will take about one month to re-erect the collapsed system. Director Generation has deputed a three-member team headed by Arun Gupta chief engineer thermal design to visit the site and report the facts.
Immediately on receipt of information about of closure of plant, PSPCL authorities lighted up its two units of Ropar thermal plant to meet the power demand of the state. Officials claim one unit at Bhatinda thermal may also be lighted up in the evening.
State sector 5 units three at Lehra Mohabatt thermal plant and two at Ropar thermal plant were already in operation at the time of closure of Talwandi Sabo thermal plant. The power demand in the state is about 1206 lakh units and thermal generation was 538 lakh units. Yesterday, Talwandi Sabo supplied 230 lakh units and state thermal units supplied 221 lakh units.
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