What Caused The Grid Failure In India’s Financial Capital?
Multiple tripping of lines and transformer (Kalwa-Padghe and Kharghar ICTs) supplying power to Mumbai system has been reported with 360 MW supply.
Mumbai’s International Airport and the country’s two main stock exchanges located in the city, the National Stock Exchange and BSE, said they were operating normally. “Power cut across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region due to grid failure,” the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport agency said on Twitter. Adani Power and Tata Power, the other two power suppliers to the city of about 20 million, said they had also been affected by the outage. The state government has asked the suppliers to provide interrupted power to hospitals, many of which are treating COVID-19 patients.
Hospitals and other institutions in India have over the years banked on emergency diesel power generators as backup due to frequent outages caused by demand outstripping supply, though the situation is improving now. Mumbai’s trains are generally packed to the full, moving more than 7 million people a day to their offices and factories, but their services have been curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they are carrying far fewer passengers than usual.
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