Mumbai: Eight days after the power outrage in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the Maharashtra Government has set up a six-member committee to ask what driven to grid collapse and the power failure.
The energy department official said that the committee will also test whether there was an attack or cyber assault mindful of network collapse and the consequent power outrage on October 12. The committee will also ask why the Mumbai islanding failed and why the MahaTransco’s possibility did not work.
Energy Minister Dr. Nitin Raut said that the three members will be from the technical background from IIT, VJTI, and Vivekanand National Institute of Technology, Nagpur while the remaining three will be from the state power sector. The government will issue a notification on Wednesday. The committee is expected to submit its report within a week.
The Power System Operation Organization (POSOCO) and Western Regional Load Dispatch Centre (WRLDC) in the report said following the grid disturbance, the total generation loss on Monday was around 1,060 mw comprising 840 mw of Tata Control era and 220 mw at Uran gas station of the MahaGenco. Moreover, the whole load loss was 2,600 mw comprising Mumbai’s load loss of 2,200 mw and Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Bhiwandi and Thane together of 400 mw. MERC’s timing is pivotal particularly when the fault diversion has started among power utilities over Monday’s breakdown.
Meanwhile, Dr. Raut at the assembly with the officers of the energy department and its undertakings cautioned that similar power failure will not be tolerated in the future as he will prescribe strict action against the concerned staff. He recommended that a modern plan for the Mumbai islanding system can be arranged using digital technology so that the city’s control supply cannot be stumbled.
Further, the state load dispatch center in its analysis said the load generation imbalance persisted in Tata Power Network (demand 1033mw, generation 864 mw). With this there was a large plunge in recurrence within the isolated Tata Power network, thus the Trombay units 5 and 7 stumbled on under recurrence coming about in the blackout in Tata Power and BrihanMumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) network.