Chief Minister M.Okay. Stalin has directed officers of the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) to hurry up thermal power tasks which had been began in 2010 and different power tasks being executed within the State.
Mr. Stalin, who chaired a evaluate assembly of the Energy Department on the Secretariat on Thursday, suggested the officers to check the viability of long-term coal import agreements as a substitute of the annual agreements to cut back the import value. He additionally needed the officers to check the dealing with of coal in order to cut back the price of transport.
An official launch stated Mr. Stalin identified that the State was capable of obtain solely 71% of the coal quota due to the bottlenecks in transport.
He needed the Energy Department to tie up with power vegetation functioning close to coal mines to generate electrical energy for the State.
He congratulated the division on executing cost-cutting measures that had helped to save lots of ₹1,593 crore in two months.
He additionally needed the division to have a billing software program through which the assessors studying the meters at each dwelling generated the small print of consumption, and the fees had been instantly uploaded for customers to view them on their smartphones.
Mr. Stalin requested Tangedco officers to realize the goal of 20,000 megawatt of renewable power.
Electricity Minister V. Senthilbalaji, Energy Secretary Dharmendra Pratap Yadav and Tangedco Chairman and Managing Director Rajesh Lakhoni participated within the assembly.