Due to tripping of a unit at Tata Power's Trombay plant, several parts of south and central Mumbai faced massive power outages on Tuesday
Several parts of south and central Mumbai on Tuesday faced massive power outages after a unit of Tata Power’s Trombay plant, which primarily supplies to the city, tripped.
The power outage, which started at about 9.45am, is yet to be restored, said Tata Power which was allowed to distribute power in the island city last month. The tripping forced the company to switch off several feeders, Tata Power said in a statement.
“Tata Power would like to inform that today at 0945 hrs the power supply was affected due to tripping of unit 5 of Trombay power station. This tripping has resulted in load reduction in Parel, Mahalaxmi, Dharavi, Chembur and Grant Road areas of south Mumbai. This impacted controlling loading on the 220Kv Kharghar-Nerul-Sonkar-Trombay tie line which supplies power to the city,” the company added.
The company further said it is working towards an early resolution and will ensure power supply to these areas at the earliest.
The affected consumers are mostly of the state-run Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST), as no private player is distributing power in the island city. The BEST, which gets its power supply from Tata Power, has around 10 lakh consumers in the city.
Meanwhile, BEST in a statement said following the tripping at Tata Power unit at 9.40am, it has been facing transmission constraints to bring power from outside to the city.
“Due to this, rotational load shedding has been imposed by Tata Power in Dadar, Mahim, Dharavi, Sion, Prabhadevi, Parel, Sewree, Byculla, Chinchpokli, Girgaon, Mumbai Central and part of Hutatma Chowk, Ballard Pier, Nariman Point and area around Metro Cinema,” BEST said.
Meanwhile, Reliance Infrastructure, which supplies power in the western suburbs of the city, said, “Due to tripping at Tata Power unit 5 of 500 MW, there is transmission constraint on its transmission corridor. Due to this, rotational load shedding has been imposed by Tata Power in Chembur, Santacruz, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Kurla, Tilaknagar, Vikhroli, Saki Naka and Juhu.”
“We regret the inconvenience and are constantly in touch with Tata Power for restoring normalcy at the earliest,” Reliance Infrastructure added.