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Mumbai and adjoining suburbs have been facing power outage. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Mumbai and adjoining suburbs have been facing power outage. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Mumbai, suburbs face massive power outage

  • At 1010 am there were simultaneous substation tripping in MSETCL's Kalwa, Kharghar, causing a huge dip in frequency in the Mumbai transmission system which led to tripping of power supply, Tata Power said in a statement

MUMBAI: Several parts of Mumbai and adjoining suburbs have been facing major power outage since 10am Monday.

Worli, Bandra, Andheri, Kandivali, Navi Mumbai, and Thane, were among many areas of the Mumbai Metropoitan Region affected by the outage. Local train services and workplaces were hit.

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“The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconveniences is regretted," BEST Electricity said in a tweet.

At 1010 am there were simultaneous substation tripping in MSETCL's Kalwa, Kharghar, causing a huge dip in frequency in the Mumbai transmission system which led to tripping of power supply, Tata Power said in a statement. Restoration work in is in progress to bring supply from the three hydro units and Trombay units once the MSETCL transmission lines are connected, it added.

"This is affecting all distribution companies in Mumbai including Tata Power, Adani Power and BEST. Mumbai is currently receiving only 360-400 MW of its requirement of 1200 MW. Restoration is under process," said an official with a Mumbai-based power distribution company.

Supply from Dahanu, run by Adani Electricity Mumbai, has been operating at full capacity. Discoms are implementing Mumbai's islanding effect and ensuring power supply to essential services such as hospitals as they await clarification from the government. It might take 5-6 hours before power supply resumes.

State energy minister Nitin Raut said the Maharashtra Electricity Transmission Company was undertaking maintenance works at the 400KV Kalwa-Padga GIS Centre. “There was a technical error when maintenance works were on, affecting power supply in Mumbai and Thane region," Raut said. He said the supply is expected to be restored in 45 minutes.

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