NEW DELHI: State-run power producer NTPC witnessed a generation loss of 14,000 MW on the back of two-day power grid failure last week, which impacted the country's 1.2 billion population in over 21 states.
The state-owned firm would have been able to generate as much as 14,000 MW if the Northern, Eastern and North-eastern grids had not failed.
CMD NTPC Arup Roy Choudhury said, “About 14,000 MW of generation loss was there in the two days of grid failure (July 30, 31).”
However, he did not divulged further information as the Power Ministry which constituted a committee, to review the reasons behind the grid failure, is yet to submit its report.
The panel comprises CEA Chairperson, CMD Power Grid Corp, CEO POSOCO (Power Operation System), Chairman MERC ( Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission) and IIT-Kanpur representatives as members.
NTPC plants located at Singrauli (2,000 MW), Rihand (2,500 MW), Dadri (1,820 MW), Auriya (652 MW), Anta (413 MW) and Badarpur (705 MW) were hit by the power collapse.
The company generates about 650 million units of electricity per day.
The Northern grid covers nine regions - Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Chandigarh.