State staring at power outage
“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.