https://www.indiatoday.in/business/...s-electricity-demand-falls-1627159-2019-12-10With the exception of Tamil Nadu in the country's south, demand fell in all large and industrialized states. Energy requirement fell across all regions in the country, the data showed
An official at Ministry of Power attributed the tepid electricity demand to an early onset of winter and high rainfall, which he said has reduced the need for air conditioning.
However, electricity demand from industries accounts for over two-fifths of India's annual electricity consumption, according to government data, with residences accounting for nearly a fourth and commercial establishments for another 8.5 per cent.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Wednesday launched a series of initiatives estimated over Rs 1,000 crore in various sectors.
Palaniswami inaugurated 92 power sub-stations established in different parts of the state, and constructed at a total estimated cost of Rs 1035.28 crore, an official release here said.
He inaugurated the facilities through video conference from here, it added.
its not junk. It has saved TN in the past, when entire unit was given to TN for few months.I am not sure why we are buying 4 more units from Russia. This junk plant is shut for more days than its operating days
No other reactor in the world shut long like this koodankulam.crores wasted.dont know what's the issue.they planned to construct more reactors in this plant.they will complete it in 2030 and shut down 4 reactors every 6 months.by this time world will switch to solar power..Every year 500mw power requirement needed.solar is the only solutionI am not sure why we are buying 4 more units from Russia. This junk plant is shut for more days than its operating days
Solar or wind can never be the complete replacement. Thermal, gas and nuclear are what is essentially called base load powerplants, which can give continuous supply of power without any interruption because of external factors. Like no wind, or no sun light or no water in case of hydroelectric. These can be shut down when other non base load ones operate at optimum capacity, like TN shutting down thermal power generation when wind power is very high at times.No other reactor in the world shut long like this koodankulam.crores wasted.dont know what's the issue.they planned to construct more reactors in this plant.they will complete it in 2030 and shut down 4 reactors every 6 months.by this time world will switch to solar power..Every year 500mw power requirement needed.solar is the only solution
From 2017 onwards KKNPP capacity factor is more than 65%,this plant operating pattern is 300 full power days for one fuel loading ,then refuelling is needed is needed for 40 days,occasionally in between some times trips (this happens to all power plants like grid disturbance etc),but nuclear plant has extra care ,if plant trips get permission from AERB (from MUMBAI) for restarting.its not junk. It has saved TN in the past, when entire unit was given to TN for few months.
365 days in a year. few days shut of here and there, wont be a big loss.
I worked in production plant, where some periodic maintenance happens. it might be a some reason for the plants to be shutdown for some reason for few days.
Even if it is run for 50% of the days, still the cost of power it is generated in that 50% days is very less compared to thermal plant same amount of power in that 50% time.
Also remember, In the past, TN suffered with thermal plants also due to "sharing" cost of coal imports, allocation etc.
could you give us the actual data on how many days, kudankulam was shut down last year or previous years? or how much units it has produced?
B'cos TN has real industries not just glass buildings.https://www.srldc.in/var/ftp/reports/psp/2020/Jun20/17-06-2020-psp.pdf
why this vast difference of power consumption of TN and other south states ,since chennai and peripery is almost in lockdown mode than other south metros?
|Phase out power plants that 20 years and older||₹1,670 crore|
|Replace lost generation from plants 20 years and older with renewable energy||₹1,459 crore p.a. / ₹7,295 crore (5 years)|
|Freeze expenditure on early-stage plants||₹26,514 crore|
|Phase out all plants with tariffs > ₹4kWh & replace with ₹3/kWh||₹6,097 crore p.a. / ₹30,485 crore (5 years)|
|Total savings||₹34,100 crore (first year) ₹57,766 crore (5 years)|