Even as pressure on power supply eased off to a certain extent with the rabi season coming to an end, the Bhoopalapally thermal power station in Warangal district tripped on Saturday, causing a loss of 500 mw of power.
According to the officials, the plant is on the blink after it developed a problem in the boiler.
“This is quite common in thermal stations in summer. Whenever the temperature goes beyond 40 to 42 degrees C, the units trip,” APTransco managing director Ajay Jain told ENS. He, however, said this loss of generation might not result in power cuts to domestic users.
“We have restored 24-hour power supply to villages. There is no power cut for small industries. Only big industries have 30 per cent cut,” Ajay Jain said. According to him, the demand which used to be of the order of 305 million units when rabi operations were in swing now had come down to 260 million units.
The power utilities were able to generate 246 million units.
He said the thermal power unit at Bhoopalapally would resume operation on Sunday.