Parts of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai face power cut for over three hours Mumbai News – Times of India

Mumbai: In many pockets Mumbai Metropolitan There was a power failure for more than three hours on Thursday afternoon.
Officials cited “load shedding” – to prevent the power grid from collapsing completely after a transmission line tripped – as the cause.
Parts of Bhandup and Mulund within Mumbai’s civic limits, neighboring Thane city and pockets of Navi Mumbai faced power cuts following the tripping of the 400 kV Talegaon-Kharghar line, one of the most important lines feeding power to the two. There is one. metropolitan area and Mumbai, PTI quoted officials as saying.
Maharashtra State Transmission Company said in a statement that at 1355 hrs, the line tripped due to a fire under the line.
At 1444, a test was carried out, but the line tripped again leading to fears of widespread damage as energy demand in Mumbai was at a record high amid the afternoon heat.
The power demand in Mumbai, which receives power from the wider grid but enjoys an islanding mechanism, in which it is protected from any load shedding, was 3,600 MW and was rising, the statement said.
The State Load Despatch Center carried out manual load shedding in the MMR region to maintain the grid, and asked Tata Power Company to step in with additional power, taking the total amount of load shed to 347 MW, the statement said.
In a statement, TPC said it used its full available thermal and hydro power generation to meet the city’s electricity needs and help prevent possible load shedding in Mumbai, which recorded its highest peak demand of 3,893 MW on Wednesday. Entered.
Mahatransco’s statement said that at 1615 hrs, the fire which caused the line tripping was brought under control and the transmission line was put into service, thereby restoring power to the consumers.
In recent days, there have been at least two instances of prolonged complete power outages in the financial capital, including an incident on October 12, 2020, which caused some parts to be without power for more than 12 hours. There was another similar one on February 27 this year which was for a shorter duration. Previous incidents had revealed lack of coordination, leading to a blame-game between agencies.
with PTI inputs