OGE, India’s power grid operator, has reported that it has received a total of 18,600 emergency calls since the power disruption began on March 10.
OGE said that it is working on a report on the outage.
Power in India is largely supplied by coal-fired plants, which are subject to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) rules that are stricter than those in the US.
The company has received 5,400 emergency calls from customers and 8,400 from the government, according to an internal email sent to employees on Monday.
The email said that the company has not yet been able to pinpoint a specific location of the outage but is focusing on the areas with the largest number of calls.
According to the email, a number of sites have reported large surges in power, such as the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, which was affected by the outage on March 11.
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