The closure of 3 Tangedco-NTPC joint venture thermal units at Vallur in Tiruvallur district based on a high court order will cause shortage of 1,000MW of power for the state discom.
With the power demand peaking at 14,500MW despite cool weather in the state, the discom has a challenge on its hands to maintain power supply. Tangedco officials, however, maintained that there would not be any power cut in the state.
The joint venture units were shut based on a Madras high court order which stopped discharge of fly ash and bottom ash by the units into Vallur pond. The joint venture company has written to Tangedco chairman about shutting the three units with a total capacity of 1,500MW and has not given any time frame for restarting them.
“In view of the order from the high court regarding stoppage of discharge of fly ash and bottom ash into the pond of NTECL-Vallur, Read More