General and executive council meetings of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has, today, passed a resolution asking the Centre to allocate 4,830 mega watt (Mw) to the state. The resolution stated that as part of interim measures 2,000 MW of power, which will be produced from the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) should be allotted to the state.
Similarily, the entire 2,830 MW of power which would be produced from the Vallur Thermal Power Plant, at Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu, being set up the State and Central utilities should be given to the state Government.
She also alleged that the reason for the severe power crisis is poor administration of the earlier DMK Government. At present, the state is facing power shortage to the tune of 4000 MW. Some of the major projects, which will go on stream include 600 MW Mettur Power Plant, first phase of 500 MW power plant at Vallur, anytime now, second phase of Vallur, which is 500 MW, will go on stream from March 2013. Another 600 MW from North Chennai project will commence in April 2013 and the second phase in May 2013 with similar capacity. The second phase of Vallur project, which is to generate 500 MW of plant will go on stream in October 2013 and two 500 MW projects at Tuticorin by December 2013. All the projects would bring power to the tune of 3,230 MW, she said in the meeting. Besides this, 925 MW from KNPP, 230 MW from Neyveli will also be ready. By end of 2013, 4,385 MW of power will be added to the state Grid. To meet future demands, the projects which are envisaged include 600 MW power plant at Ennore, 2X660 MW in North Chennai, 1600 MW Uppur Power Plant,800 MW Udangudi and 660 MW Ennore project.