Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd (Mahagenco) has closed down the unit No 5 of the 1330 mega watt Parali thermal power station (TPS) due to shortage of coal. The other units of the thermal plant based in Beed district of Maharashtra, are not able to run with full capacity due to non-availability of coal.
Mahagenco has stated in a release today that the Parali TPS has coal availability enough for only one day.
"We are following up with the coal suppliers MEL, MECL and WCL about increasing the coal supply. Last year, the thermal plant had to be kept shut for six months due to shortage of water," stated the release.