Shortage of Power in Rajasthan will be addressed by Wind Mills across the state.
Currently Rajasthan needs 2800-3000 lakh units of electricity per day, but the power generation plants are able to generate just 2500 lakh units. So the gap of 300-350 lakh units, will be fulfilled by Wind mills.
Radheshyam Sharma, Director of Meteorological Department, said that due to the western disturbance strong winds will prevail in the region after 2-3 days. Even after the disturbance, the speed of wind is likely to remain 20 km/hr.
As of now, the Wind Mill plants are on the border areas of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Barmer & Bikaner. Due to the oncoming strong winds the production of electricity during night will be more than 300 lakh units & can go maximum 500 lakh units.
What are the major Reasons for electricity shortage in Rajasthan
- Shortage of coal – Due to shortage of coal, the domestic production units are able to produce only half of the 12 thousand megawatt. Everyday coal of 60 thousand metric tonnes was available. From 26 April onwards, 84 thousand metric tonnes of coal was made available. Despite this, due to the coal dispute at Raj WestPower Limited in Barmer, only one unit out of 27 will be functional. This results in the reduction of 700 MW, whereas 1000 MW was available from there.
- Wind Mill fans not working- Due to no wind, fans of wind mill have not been working as desired. Till 18 April, 304 lakh units were received, which is now limited to 53 lakh units.
- Increase in demand - In a year time period, more than 60 thousand agricultural connections were allotted. The demand has increased by 5 crore units. Also the industrial & residential demand has increased in comparison to last two years.
Source: Media Reports