The power pool is shrinking as the power supply is being restored to more and more areas. The power restoration work in Visakhapatnam is almost complete, although the rural areas are yet to get power. It will take another five to six days to connect the rural areas in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam.
The cyclone also disrupted generation at NTPC Simhadri plant.
The thermal generation is likely to remain affected for the next three to four weeks, since the coal supply from Odisha to the thermal stations has reduced due to the cyclone’s impact.
The overall thermal generation from the APGenco plant has gone down from 77 mu per day at the beginning of the month to 55 mu per day currently. AP is reeling under a shortage of 15 mu per day at the moment, while only a month ago, it was ‘zero deficit’.