Power crisis to be solved shortly: TNEB Executive Director

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Tiruchirapalli, Sep 26 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) is making all efforts to solve the present power crisis in the state and it will be sorted out shortly, TNEB Executive Director Shiv Das Meena said today.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the Board was trying to over come the present power shortage, including modernisation of power generation equipments and curb the commercial and transmission loss.

He said the main reason for the present crisis was the severe failure of the southwest monsoon, which resulted with a heavy shortage of power generation through hydro sector.

He said except in the wind energy sector, the installation capacity for generating power through other modes was 10,122 MW, where as the demand was only between 9,000 and 9,500 MW. Despite of this fact, the present problem was due to the shortage from the hydro sector, he added.

He said power generation from thermal sector was also in shortage position and the total out put from the TNEB's thermal plants was 2550 MW as against its installation capacity of 2,970 MW.

He said the shortage was due to the annual maintenance of the one of the units at Tuticorin thermal power plant.

It would be ready for generation by October three next, and thereafter the situation would be improved further, he added.

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