The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa today said, there will be no power cuts from 2013-end with the state set to realise 3,000 MW by then and her government expediting a series of projects.

Replying to a discussion in the Assembly on the Governor’s address to the House, she said during her 2001-06 regime, various power generation projects to the tune of 3,095 mw were initiated.

The projects were put on fast track after an ’extensive’ review of the power situation since she took over in 2011, she said.

Mentioning that a series of initiatives, including different units of Vallur and Mettur thermal projects and a joint venture with Neyveli Lignite Corporation, which would start producing power at different points of time in the coming months were on, she added, some of them had started doing trial runs.

Out of the total 3,312 MW of electricity from these projects, the state was already getting 375 MW and will receive another 2175 MW by June and 762 MW by year end.

“Further, we will get electricity from the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant and the NLC’s Phase-II expansion,” she said, adding that agreements have also been signed to procure 900 MW from private players after June and 500 MW from other states for three years.

Further, tenders will be called for two thermal power projects for 2,640 MW and the state will also focus on producing 3,000 MW of solar power for its future needs, she said.

(This article was published on February 8, 2013)
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