• Three TTPS units kept in standby mode

    A technical snag in the fourth unit of Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TTPS) was set right and the unit had been kept ready for production, sources said here on Tuesday.

    This unit, with a production capacity of 210 MW, suffered a breakdown at 11.30 a.m. on Monday after it developed a problem of chloride ingress. However, the load dispatch centre at Chennai had instructed TTPS authorities to keep this unit in standby mode. Besides, the first and third unit have also been kept in standby mode since Saturday.

    Wind energy

    With three of the five units at the TTPS not being allowed to generate power, only the second and the fifth units were functional as usual. Since the wind energy had contributed to the production of electricity, the coal-fired thermal power units were suspended from production, sources said.

    The suspended second unit of NLC Tamil Nadu Power Limited (NTPL) would resume production either by August 3 of 4. The coal-based thermal power unit with a capacity of 500 MW was suspended on July 19 to carry out annual maintenance work, sources said.

    By way of wind energy, 1,756 MW of power was generated on Monday and 1,700 MW on Tuesday, sources from Non-Conventional Energy Source, Tirunelveli Circle of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, told The Hindu . On July 24, power generation touched 2,500 MW through wind energy and it might go beyond in the coming days, sources said. Caleb Joseph Authentic Jersey

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