Reasons Behind India's Worst Power Crisis

However, there are many issues that have come up between supply and consumption. The COVID 19 which left everyone stuck in their homes and restricted the people to work from home, increased the major power demand. 

Reasons Behind India's Worst Power Crisis
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New Delhi: India is currently in one of the major power crisis, struggling in the middle of a heatwave, demanding more supply and production of power to come back on the track. 

The country who is the third-largest electricity producer (according to 2020 data) is facing widespread power outages. As of now, there is a high demand for power due to tremendous heatwave, and the more consumption of electricity by the people. 

However, there are many issues that have come up between supply and consumption. The COVID 19 which left everyone stuck in their homes and restricted the people to work from home, increased the major power demand. 

One of the major reasons behind the power crisis faced by many states is the coal loading. There are some states which still have not opted to import coal, for which the coal and power ministry already issued the notice to take the necessary and immediate actions to survive till the monsoon. 

The three ministries Coal, Power, and Railways Ministries are working to their edge but will they succeed? 

According to Reuters, Many power plants ran out of fuel because of increasing output aggressively, with average coal stocks held by utilities at the lowest for this time of the year in at least 9 years. Despite record production by state-run Coal India, which accounts for 80% of domestic coal output, many utilities were not able to replenish stocks due to the railways' inability to supply enough trains.

Our recent electricity demand also strongly increased to 15 %, however, the power ministry is pushing gencos states to go back to blending, at least 10%.