While Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) is blaming sudden increase in demand and drop in wind power generation for power cuts, a poor show by Mahagenco´s coal-fired power plants is also a major factor. This has not only led to load-shedding but also forced MSEDCL to buy costly power from NTPC and exchanges. The total installed capacity of Mahagenco is presently 7,960 MW. The 1,130 MW Parli power plant is completely closed due to water scarcity in Marathwada. Three units of 210 MW are under economic shutdown. The capacity has thus come down to 6,300 MW.