Web Exclusive | October 2018
Coal shortage causes power cuts in Tamil Nadu
Due to a shortage of coal stocks, the state power utility switched off two plants near Chennai. This has resulted in a power shortage of 1,410 MW. Not only this, several parts of the state announced power shutdowns including the Cauvery delta districts and southern districts that endure up to two-hour unscheduled cuts. The problem was aggravated with the seasonal wind power generation also dipping. The state’s average power demand is 14,200 MW and it was short of nearly 2,500 MW.