Tangedco betters its own record

Tangedco meets the peak demand of 12,582 MW bettering its previous record of 12,144 MW.

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Generation and Di­stribution Corporation on Tu­esday morning met an all ti­me high peak demand of 12,582 megawatt bettering its previous record of 12,144 MW.

On Tuesday morning at 7.50 am, the Tangedco met peak demand of 12,582 MW indicating the state’s increasing load growth and its capacity to met the demand.

The previous rec­ord was set only few days ba­ck on January 4 at 12,144 MW.

The record demand was met with the “increase supply” fr­om state thermal power station, which generated 3,660 MW and the central generating stations producing 3,314 MW.

Besides, the hydro stations supplied 1,112 MW. Inter­est­in­gly, the wind power supply was meagre 257 MW.

A senior Tangedco official said that generation from all the five new thermal units in Vallur, Mettur and North Che­nnai has helped them met the demand.

The Unit-II of North Chennai stage plant, which was shutdown on November 16 following a fire accident, resta­rted generation on Sunday.

All the new units alone supplying more than 1,700 MW, said the official.

The official added that the ch­ances of the record to be bette­red again in the coming days as the Unit-I of 1,000 MW Ku­da­nkulam nuclear power plant in Tirunelveli district is expected to resume generation in a couple of days.

The increase in the availability of power has he­lp­ed the Tangedco to do away with prolonged power cuts in the districts. “We are enforcing power cuts only when req­uired,” he said.

( Source : dc )
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