Citing that the state faces acute power shortage, she wrote in the letter to the PM that the entire power generated in Kudankulam be allotted to Tamil Nadu. The plant is expected to bring some relief to the power crunch in the state. The plant will start functioning in two months. [Read: Beware when you are in Chennai, traffic offenders to be shot]
In Jaya's letter to the PM, she stated that it would be "proper and justifiable that the entire power to be generated from the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant is made available to Tamil Nadu." She also mentioned in the letter, "This is also inevitable as the transmission corridor congestion problem still continues and has also been brought to your notice."
Jaya cited in her letter that of the 2000 MW to be generated by two units in KNPP, Tamil Nadu has been allotted only 925 MW. She had earlier requested an allocation of 1000 MW from Central pool in 2011 for which only 100 MW was given. In a stern message to the PM, Jaya added, "I hope that this request will be positively considered by you. May I also reiterate that we require and deserve this power?"
Jayalalithaa had earlier declared, "The Kudankulam nuclear power project is expected to commence production in two months." She also sought more thermal power for the state but ruled out any possibility of more hydel power projects in Tamil Nadu.
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is involved in the building of two 1,000 MW reactors at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district. The work on the plant was stalled for over nine months after massive protests erupted against the nuclear plant.