With severe tripping in powerlines, minister acts fast

Lucknow: Due to the efforts of Uttar Pradesh’s Urban Development and Energy Minister  A.K. Sharma, the 800 kV Champa-Kurukshetra HVDC bi-pole trip line was started soon. Due to tripping of this power grid, power supply was disrupted for 1:30 hours on June 17 in the rural areas of the state, Bundelkhand region and Nagar Panchayats and Tehsil areas of western UP.

The Energy Minister said that all efforts are being made by the Electricity Department to provide uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers of the state, whatever disruptions are occurring are being rectified immediately.

He informed that on June 17 at 1:55 pm, when about 4200 MW of energy was flowing in the 800 kV Champa-Kurukshetra HVDC, bi-pole line of the power grid, this line suddenly tripped. Energy was flowing from the grid of Western Region (WR) of India to the grid of Northern Region (NR) through this line.

Due to tripping of this power grid line, the power flow of 765 kV Agra-Aligarh and 765 kV Orai-Aligarh lines also stopped. Due to sudden tripping of these power grid lines, about 2500 MW of power to Uttar Pradesh state stopped. Along with this, the second unit of 600 MW of Lalitpur project, which supplies electricity to Uttar Pradesh state, also tripped, due to which the power availability of the state was badly affected.

Due to these sudden trippings, NRLDC said that about 16,500 MW of power generation was affected in the northern region, in which about 4200 MW solar production of Rajasthan state was also affected.

Due to the problem caused by tripping of 800 kV Champa-Kurukshetra HVDC, bi-pole line of Power Grid and shutdown of 600 MW unit of Lalitpur which was generating power, the power availability of the state was affected by about 2500 MW, due to which there was disruption in power supply for about one hour and thirty minutes in rural and Bundelkhand areas of the state and Nagar Panchayats and Tehsil areas of Western Uttar Pradesh. Along with this, power availability was also affected due to shutdown of two 500 MW units of NTPC located in Singrauli and 110 x 4 MW capacity unit of Tanda due to technical reasons. After the technical problems in the line of Power Grid were resolved, the power supply of the state was normalized.


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