Three power plants shut down

Northern States, including Delhi, could face fresh power cuts as three hydro-power plants that together supply about 3,000 MW of electricity to the region have shut down. The 1,500-MW Nathpa Jhakri, 1,000-MW Karcham-Wangtoo and 300-MW Chamera II hydro-power projects have been shut temporarily due to high silt levels in water, sources said. Electricity from these plants is fed to the Northern Grid that caters to 28% of the country’s population.