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Power generation suspended from second unit of Vallur plant

PTI Chennai | Updated on March 08, 2014

Generation from one of the three units of the Vallur power plant, jointly set up by NTPC and the Tamil Nadu Government, near here has been suspended due to shortage of coal, official sources said.

“Power generation has been suspended from the second unit for the last two days. It is mainly due to coal shortage,” an official told PTI.

“Power has been generated to about 400MW from the first unit and due to the shortage of coal, work has been suspended from the second unit,” he said.

Asked about the third unit, he said it was working.

It was expected that the second unit would resume operations soon.

Early in January, both the units of the power plant achieved record generation of 24.09 million units of electricity.

National Thermal Power Corporation and state electricity board Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) formed a joint venture to form “NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company” which has three 500MW units at Athipatti village, Vallur near here.

Tamil Nadu is the major beneficiary of power generated from this facility, while some of it is supplied to Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry.

Published on March 08, 2014

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