Electricity crisis: Power Minister Thangamani in Delhi to seek additional coal

Electricity crisis: Power Minister Thangamani in Delhi to seek additional coal

Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister P Thangamani today said there will be no power cuts in the state, as excess electricity is being produced.

Speaking to the media in New Delhi today, he said the state is managing with the existing coal stock.

Asked about his purpose for visiting national capital, the Minister said, he has come to meet the Union Power Ministry officials to allocate more coal to the State.
On Monday, a day ahead of Thangamani’s visit to New Delhi to seek supply of coal from the Centre for power generation, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami chaired a meeting of Ministers and senior officers at the Secretariat to review the situation in the state.

Tangedco Managing Director Vikram Kapur apprised the participants at the meeting of the coal stock in various thermal power stations and the minimum supply of coal that is needed immediately, reports said.

Thangamani last week said scientific and prudent administration combined with a transparent human resources management has completely eliminated power cuts in the state.

“We have made sure there are no power cuts anywhere in the state. There will be no power cuts in the future also. There has been minor power shortage for about half an hour in some places because of drop in wind energy generation”, the minister told reporters at a press conference at the TNEB office.