Andhra Pradesh is now facing a shortage of 1200 MW of power a day with the demand having escalated to 6981 MW. All the efforts made by the power utilities to buy power from outside have not yielded any result. The recent floods in the western region and miners’ strike have only made matters worse.
This has resulted in grid disturbances for units under NTPC and Talcher resulting in sudden tripping. At the same time, two units of Vijayawada Thermal Power station were down due to technical snag. This has resulted in short supply of power to the extent of 420 MW in the Andhra region and 700 MW in Telangana and Rayalaseema regions.