Ranchi, May 7: Jharkhand today survived a major power collapse following record production at its thermal and hydroelectric stations.
Despite a breakdown at the Damodar Valley Corporation thermal power units at Bokaro, Chandrapura and Durgapur, the units in Jharkhand generated 450MW and kept the state lit.
Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) chairman Brij Mohan Verma said power supplies from DVC was reduced to a paltry 30MW against the allocation of 150MW following a snag. However, JSEB was able to meet the challenge by record production at Tenughat and Patratu thermal power stations.
Verma said the Sikidiri hydel unit also contributed more than 50MW.