Tamil Nadu urges Centre to allocate entire 2,000 MW power from Kudankulam III, IV units to state

Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy on Monday urged the Central government to allocate to Tamil Nadu the entire 2,000 MW power to be generated from the third and fourth nuclear power units to come up in Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district.

File image of Edappadi K Palaniswamy. PTI

File image of E Palaniswamy. PTI

Union Minister of State (Independent charge) Piyush Goyal met Palaniswamy at the state secretariat in Chennai on Monday.

During the meeting, Palaniswamy urged Goyal to allocate the 2,000 MW power to be generated from the third and fourth 1,000 MW nuclear power units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant and also provide evacuation lines up to nearby sub-station.

Palaniswamy also requested Goyal to expedite the bidding process and allocate a separate coal block for Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project, provide a dedicated inter-state green energy corridor at the earliest for sale of surplus power, and abolish frequency linked penalty.

Updated Date: Jul 10, 2017 18:36 PM

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