CEA-Led Central Team to Study Mumbai Outage, Assist State Govt to Deal in Future

A central officers’ team led by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) would be sent to Mumbai to study the power breakdown in the city on Monday, said RK Singh, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister. The Minister also added that this team will also assist the state government in finding solutions to such situations for the future.

October 13, 2020. By Manu Tayal

A central officers’ team led by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) would be sent to Mumbai to study the power breakdown in the city on Monday, said RK Singh, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister.

The Minister also added that this team will also assist the state government in finding solutions to such situations for the future.

Singh said in a statement issued by the Power Ministry on Monday evening that “a central team will visit Mumbai to identify the problem and to find out possible solutions against such break down.”

Earlier during afternoon, the Minister said that “the power supply in Mumbai has been restored substantially. Out of more than 2000 MW which went off, about 1900 MW has been restored, the remaining will be restored soon. The national grid is fine, the problem happened in some parts of the state grid.”

Singh also added that central power sector officers have been rendering assistance in restoring full electricity supply in Mumbai.

Notably, large parts of Mumbai and its suburbs faced a power failure on Monday morning due to which several trains were held up. Traffic signals at some areas were also not working. Many people have been blocked inside the lifts.

The reason told behind the power outage was failure in the state grid, and Mumbai has been supplied electricity under an ‘islanding system’.

Under this system, an area is supplied electricity in such a way that it is insulated from any grid failure or other technical issues happening outside the zone.

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