The Tamil Nadu government has decided to reduce the compulsory power cut by one hour for households, besides withdrawing its compulsory power holidays for high-tension (HT) and low-tension (LT) industrial units.
The decision was taken at a review meeting on the current power situation in Tamil Nadu.
The meeting was chaired by Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai today.
In a press release, the chief minister said that in the last few weeks power generation through wind had increased, which led to the improvement in the power situation in the state. Besides, the Mettur power plant has started its production and is now running in its full capacity of 840 mega watt.
There was a fire accident at the Mettur plant on May 10. Following the orders from the chief minister, work to restore the power plant was taken on war-footing.
Based on the above said developments, from Saturday, it was decided to exempt HT industrial units and power holidays for LT industrial units from weekly power holiday and compulsory power holiday on Sunday.
For households in Chennai, the power cut will be reduced to one hour from the current two hours, while it will be reduced to three hours from the earlier four hours in other parts of the state.