The availability of power in Rajasthan improved on Saturday with the power production restarting at the units of the total capacity of 730 MW closed earlier at Kota, Chhabra, Suratgarh and Ramgarh projects. These units will supply about 150 MW power to the State Grid.
Chhabra power project's first unit of 250 MW capacity was closed for some time for annual maintenance, while the units at other power plants had developed technical faults. Three other dysfunctional units at Giral and Ramgarh are likely to restart by the next week.
According to a Rajasthan Vidyut Utpadan Nigam release here, BHEL was repairing the technical faults at a 250 MW unit at Suratgarh and other new units at Chhabra. These units are expected to restart electricity generation within the next fortnight.
The release said the demand for power across the State had decreased following good monsoon rains. The shutdown of different units for annual maintenance is done in a specific sequence.