Power generation in Moolamattom power station of the KSEB which was stopped on Monday night following an explosion of an excitation transformer resumed by Tuesday evening. The four generators in the power house started operating by 3pm. Electricity minister M M Mani visited the power station on Tuesday and assessed the situation.
There are six generators in the power house. The excitation transformer of the second generator exploded around 9pm. This generator was renovated recently and the successful trial run was conducted last week. This generator was used for power generation from Monday.
Since this is an underground power station the smoke gets filled in the substation suffocating the staff. Soon after the explosion all the generators were stopped and the staff were evacuated. Once the power production stopped, the state experienced a shortage of 500MW electricity.