Tangedco is set to replace all old thermal units in the state with new super critical units at an estimated 40,000 crore. The new thermal units, which will have a combined capacity of 5,700MW, will come up in the next five years.
Several state-owned thermal units are working beyond their prescribed life of 25 years. The state discom has decided to replace 12 old units with a total capacity of 2,520MW in Mettur, Tuticorin and North Chennai.
The new super critical units – each with a minimum of 600MW capacity – will be located in areas close to the old ones. There will be three units of 800MW each and five of 660MW each. As per a Central Electricity Authority order, all thermal units which are working for more than 25 years have to be shut down. Tangedco will shut down old units in a phased manner, based on the progress in setting up new ones. Read More…
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