Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday took serious cognisance of the power outage in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and ordered an immediate probe into it.
State Energy Minister Nitin Raut said the reasons behind the technical snag that caused power failure in parts of the MMR will be probed once the electricity supply is restored. Thackeray discussed the issue with Raut and asked him to make immediate efforts to restore supply in the MMR. An official statement said the chief minister took serious note of the power outage and ordered an immediate probe into it.
Train services came to a halt in Mumbai on Monday morning after a grid failure resulted in massive power outages in the city. Power outages were reported from suburbs like Thane, Panvel, Dombivili and Kalyan as well.
Tata Power issues statement explaining reason behind massive outage
After several parts of Mumbai suffered a massive power outage on Monday morning, Tata Power released a statement explaining the reasons for the power outage and expressed regret for the inconvenience caused to the customers. The company stated that the electricity failure started at 10 am in the morning due to tripping of MSETCL’s 400 KV transmission system at Kalwa which supplies to Mumbai and adjoining areas.
“Based on the preliminary assessment of the situation, Tata Power would like to inform that today many parts of Mumbai experienced an unforeseen electricity failure starting at 10 am in the morning due to tripping of MSETCL’s 400 KV transmission system at Kalwa which supplies to Mumbai and adjoining areas. MSETCLs 400kV Pune-Kalwa line was under forced shutdown since yesterday due to R-Y phase fault. It is understood that MSETCL had taken emergency shutdown for 400 KV Kalwa- Padghe line -1 at 6.54hrs today morning to attend fault and was expected to be revived by 09:30hr, but could not revive it. As understood, at 09:58hrs 400kV Kalwa-Padghe-2 carrying 633 MW tripped. The flow on Pune-Kharghar rose upto 900MW and tripped at 10:00hrs resulting in load drop in Mumbai system. Mumbai’s islanding system that saves the city from major power outages was separated, however, it could not hold as additional 900MW load dropped at 10:05hrs.”, the statement added.