Many Tamil Nadu power projects in limbo

Many Tamil Nadu power projects in limbo

Several renewable and non-renewable projects in Tamil Nadu have either been delayed or are non-starters. Thermal projects like North Chennai, Uppur and Udangudi with a capacity generation of several thousand MW are nowhere near their scheduled date of commissioning. They were scheduled to be completed between 2019 and 2021.

“Foundation for the Ennore expansion project, with a total capacity of 660MW, was laid by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa in 2014. The project was given to Lanco, which is now facing insolvency, and the tender has been cancelled. We will be floating a new tender,” said a senior Tangedco official.

Most of the projects are expected to be commissioned only in 2021 and if the power demand increases each year by 8% or more, TN may have to depend on power purchase from other sources. Read More

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