Power shortage in Tamil Nadu

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  1. Shaitan

    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    Almost the entire Tamil Nadu, barring capital Chennai, is facing an unprecedented power cut of eight to nine hours every day. People, farmers in particular, are protesting.
    While the immediate reason for the deterioration in the power scenario is heavy purchase by other southern states and a sudden outage at North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS), a senior TANGEDCO official said projects in the state were simply not being able to meet the demand of about 11,500 MW.
    The 210-MW unit-I at NCTPS has been halted following a problem in its generator stator. Besides, Ennore Thermal Power Station, which has completed its life cycle, generates 100 MW to 125 MW as against its installed capacity of 450 MW.
    The official said projects slated to begin power generation by December had got delayed and were now expected to go on stream only in March or April this year. The power deficit in Tamil Nadu had gone up to 3,000 MW, he said.
    TANGEDCO officials agreed there were unscheduled power cuts but denied eight dark hours a day.
    The senior official said growing power demand in southern states had affected TN power purchase.
    “Heavy congestion in the corridor is making it impossible for us to purchase power from other states. We are purchasing 500 MW from Gujarat but getting only 200 MW to 235 MW,” he said

    Tamil Nadu reels from 8-hr power cut | The Asian Age
     
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    Amma, Appa ki Jai!!!

    TN has been facing this problem for a long time. Serious problems considering TN was at one time competing with Gujarat to attract industries and got many as well. But without electricity you cannot have industries. I was on a trip to Tamil Nadu and imagine no electrify in all that heat!!
     
  4. Bangalorean

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    And a bunch of retards opposes the kudankulam power project. Way to go!

    I suggest that the people who are protesting need to have their power supply cut off.
     
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    Surprising. TN and Kerala are in most respects the better states in South with Kar and Andhra competing for 3rd and 4th position.

    Hmmm...as per anticipated figures for 2011-2012 the deficit in Southern states is going to be -14.5% , Northern region at -11.9%, East at -11.6% and West at -10.9%. Andhra deficit -18.6%, TN -16%, Kerala -9%, Kar -4.0% and Pondi -2.5%. The few power surplus states are Delhi, Himachal, Sikkim, Orissa.

    http://www.cea.nic.in/reports/yearly/lgbr_report.pdf
     
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    The problem has been brewing for a long time. I remember there were cuts in chennai too for 2-4 hours some time back. I was in Trichy last month and there were 6 hours of cuts. Same in Madurai. Karnataka too has its fair share of problems but then Karnataka is Bangslore and Bangalore is Karnataka what happens outside is not known.

    We need some serious electricity production to keep the India story going.
     
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    Its fcuking 10 hours in my home town.

    Ladies are not able to watch their favorite serials and men their sports.

    And the drama still continues over Kudankulam.
     
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    Get 3G but don't do things that increase population :rofl:
     
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    I felt my district(Thirunelveli) was the only thing to be affected with near 10 hrs of power cut and that the power cut is just to teach those pigs a lesson.... anyway it does not even matter.... those scoundrals in the kudankulam are being paid 300 per head per day for protesting there... the trick involves identifying the funders... if the govt is not busy spying innocent neighbers and the opposition, it might as well use its intelligence agencies for traking those traiters of the nation..
     
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    Spend around 50 days in T nagar from Dec 19 to Feb 9. A really ----ed up city. Power cut is routine matter- from 9 to 10 in moring and from 4 to 5 in the after noon. Full of garbage, mosquitos- reminded me Burrabazar in Kolkata. But there is hardly any power cut here.
     
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    Sabir this reminds me of Kolkata in the late 70s and 80s, when power cuts of 14 to 16 hours was the norm. WB was lucky they added some capacity and the closure of the industry helped bring down the overall demand, so by mid early 90s the situation improved.

    Till the time the state govts. do not plan in advance there will always be power shortfall. Maharashtra at one point in 80s was power surplus. Initially Sharad Pawar as the CM had rejected the enron project with the reason that Maharashtra was power surplus. Within 2-3 years the situation changed and the rest is history.

    TN need the new Nuclear plant to start immediately and they should be looking at building more plants, plus the most important they should not be supplying subsidised power to the people. Today TN Electricity board does not have money to buy power from the grid.
     
  12. SPIEZ

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    Don't worry sometime in the near future TN will surpass guj in industries .Main reason ~ availablity of semi skilled labour. and ofcourse Jaya.
    Anyways all the best to guj
     
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    Go to ----ing places and ---- is what you get, there are many other places, try Marina it's much cleaner than Mumbai's beech. I say try areas like Adyar,besant nagar, KKn, Ashok nagar etc you ll find better places.

    Don't run your mouth just because u have had a glimpse of that city.
     
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    The power supply is external, when the need comes JJ will shut it out hopefully, becuase she doesn't have to worry about elections for the upcoming period of time. :namaste:
     
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    I agree. Those NGO hypocrites should be made to live without power.

    Rest of TN should pressurize those protesters to call it off as others are suffering.
     
  16. Iamanidiot

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    This is a collectively good lesson to whole of Tamizh they are so tight fisted and parsimonious the tamil nadu cannot spend on the most essential things in Tamil Nadu
     
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    Another comment generalising people as usual, maybe you are calling them tight fisted cos you might have a girl friend from there.
    But FYI, do you know how many Audi's are in Chennai, do you how many BMWs have managed to crop in Chennai. Fu(k, do you know what are the land prices in Chennai? Those should give you a clue who are tight fisted.
     
  18. Iamanidiot

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    Iam perfectly correct its not about Audis and Land prices.Its about spending on essential facilities you can't raise bus charges,neither the electricity charges ,the middle class in TN is very very fiscially conservative.I do know a lot about TN
     
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    Well do co0me and see what is happening , every house has an A/c if not two. Every house has a washing machine. FYI, bus charges have been raised, I don't see people walking because of that. Add to this people have been taking share autos which are double the cost for a long time. So I don't see where this issue arises. Milk price has also been raised, doesn't mean people have rolled back on their milk consumption.

    What i m saying is such blind accusations from people who never knopw what Chennai or people in Tn are all about start ratting bout it.
     
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    I have relatives in Chennai and also properties in Chennai.My grand uncle lives there and my great grand uncle is the oldest practicing ENT specialist in TN still living.Me not not knowing about Chennai is what we call a joke
     
  21. SPIEZ

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    Ha ha why don't you come to Chennai and call me. I ll show what I mean. By the way ENT , does his name start with a D, is he Christian. I had once visited almost every one of them, regarding a health problem to my cousin.
     

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