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After Mumbai's power outage, Tata power to upgrade city's islanding system

Introduced in 1981, the 'islanding system' developed and executed by Tata Power is unique and the only such power system in the country

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Due to the system, Mumbai has the advantage of assured uninterrupted reliable supply of power

Shreya JaiAmritha Pillay New Delhi/Mumbai
Following the power outage in Mumbai earlier this month, Tata Power has suggested that the unique ‘islanding power system’ of the city needs to “be relooked”. The review is also required because the power generation mix is changing due to increased renewable generation and rising power demand.

Executives from Tata Power were speaking at the suo-motu hearing conducted by Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on the power breakdown that gripped Mumbai and adjoining areas on October 12. 

“We have all been historically dependent on the islanding scheme, but since the generation and incoming power ratio is changing, a change is required in

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First Published: Oct 21 2020 | 10:06 PM IST

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