Taking a serious view of allegations that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) had backed down wind power, the Madras high court on Thursday summoned the state electricity secretary and the corporation’s chairman to explain the power position in the state.
“Electricity has become very essential and without power supply, human life cannot be led. No one can think of life without electricity even for 10 minutes. When such is the position, the government should have been careful enough to see that all precautionary steps have been taken to see that the power supply is not interrupted and sufficient power supply is given to the citizens,” Justice N Kirubakaran said.
Md Nasimuddin, secretary, energy department, and Tangedco chairman have been directed to appear before the court at 2.15pm on September 28 to explain as to whether there is any shortage of electricity in the state, shortage of coal in thermal power stations, steps taken to improve the storage of coal, why wind energy is not fully put in use by Tangedco. Read More