Ahmedabad: There is no power crisis in Gujarat, and any shortages arising due to the closure of power plants will be addressed in a day or two, the Gujarat government said on Friday evening.
Amid reports of power cuts at many places in the state due to power shortage, the state government said the state-owned power generation and distribution companies have made adequate arrangements, including buying power from power plants within and outside the state, to meet power demand.
“A sharp rise in coal prices in international markets, limited availability of gas, and closure of power plants of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) due to technical reasons have impacted power generation,” the state government said in a statement.
The statement said the state government and government-owned power companies have already initiated steps to deal with this temporary shortage.
“Measures have been put in place to resume power generation at full capacity at plants that are shut due to technical reasons. The government is taking all the measures to deal with the situation, and the problem will be addressed in one or two days,” the state government said.
Incidentally, state’s energy minister Kanu Desai said at an event in Vapi in south Gujarat that the power situation in the state would return to normal in 15 days. He also said that power would be supplied to farmers in Saurashtra during nights because of the situation.