Ranchi, May 4: First, happy showers. Now, goodbye prolonged power cuts.
Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited (TVNL) is all set to light up its second unit tomorrow after a gap of six months. The unit had been shut down in November last year for capital repair and maintenance after a breakdown.
“We expect to light up the second unit tomorrow. Efficiency tests will, however, be carried out for the turbine and boiler. The unit is expected to be synchronised with the state grid in the next three-four days,” TVNL general manager S.P. Chaudhury said.
Once recommissioned, the unit will contribute an additional 200MW to the state grid. TVNL, with two units, has an installed capacity of 440MW. Only one is operational now.
Meanwhile, parts of the state had to endure power cuts after a unit at Patratu Thermal Power Station developed a tube leak and had to be shut down for emergency repairs. The total generation has dropped to 370MW against a peak-time demand of over 900MW.