A new transmission
system, constructed at the cost of Rs .815 Crores, to bring electricity to the South
from the North has been energized. This will meet the current shortage experienced
in the state.
Corporation officials informed:
The state government
has taken various steps to overcome the current shortage of power. The current
generation facilities are used to the full extent. Power is being procured from
private producers from the states of Orissa, Rajasthan, and Chattisgarh through
the transmission via Kolar region, Karnataka. The transmission facilities are
being constructed by the Power Grid Corporation of India.
lines (765 kV) at the cost of Rs. 815 Crores between Sholapur, Maharashtra and
Raichur, Karnataka has been completed recently, earlier than schedule by 5
months. This would greatly help in meeting the shortage of power in Tamil Nadu.
The North, West, and
east Power Grids are now linked to the South Power grid. This would facilitate
the purchase of power from private and public ower producers from other states
as contracted by the Tamil Nadu government.