State star­ing at power out­age

The New Indian Express - - TAMIL NADU -

“HOW­EVER, on an av­er­age we are re­ceiv­ing only seven to eight rakes per day. This cou­pled with the fact that the wind en­ergy sea­son also gets over by the mid­dle of Sep­tem­ber has made the sit­u­a­tion quite pre­car­i­ous. Un­less the coal sup­ply po­si­tion is im­proved im­me­di­ately, some of the ther­mal power sta­tions will have to be shut down lead­ing to power out­ages,” he pointed out.

A few days ago, DMK pres­i­dent MK Stalin al­leged that there were unan­nounced power cuts across the State in the guise of ‘main­te­nance shut­downs’. Re­spond­ing, Elec­tric­ity Min­is­ter P Thanga­mani said there were no power cuts or out­ages. How­ever, the min­is­ter said the un­ex­pected out­ages on Sep­tem­ber 9 and 10 were due to an­nual over­haul­ing works at two units of Ku­danku­lam atomic power sta­tion and two units of Val­lur ther­mal power sta­tion.

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