20 April 2012

Electric Problems Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai is now suffering during this hot, sweltering summer, with up to 10 hours of power cuts a day. As in the rest of the State, many schools and businesses in Tiruvannamalai District have now organized their days around power outages. 

The current power crisis in Tamil Nadu (and throughout India) is a complicated issue, and to find out more, read the below informative and interesting article:- 

How Tamil Nadu's electricity problems can be solved 

“It is a sweaty problem. Scheduled power cuts of longer duration are a certainty in the coming months in Chennai and elsewhere in the state. 

Smaller industries will likely be hit harder thanks to the proposed load shedding. Already people have had to face scheduled daily power cuts, one hour in Chennai and up to eight hours in the districts.

Load-shedding, a term one normally associates only with Kolkata is now a way of life in the state.

In the 80s and 90s, water scarcity kept citizens of Chennai awake and got them to preserve every ounce of drinking water. 

That situation has changed now, and water supply and management has not been a problem in the last few years. 

Can power supply pull off a similar success story? 

At present, it appears to be a daunting task.

Power deficit, which was around 1500MW in 2009, has more than trebled in the last three years. In fact, three years ago, going by official statements, on paper, it seemed as if it was only a matter of time before the state became 'self-sufficient' in 2011 and a state with surplus power in 2012.” 

To read more go to this link here:


Anonymous said...

Is solar energy very expensive that no one is considering it as an alternative?

Meenakshi Ammal said...

You are making a good point, especially since there are about 320 sunny days in Tamil Nadu each year! So its weird that there is not more of a push with solar energy.

Its even difficult to buy small solar items (like roof solar panels or solar water heaters) in Tiruvannamalai. For such purchases one has to travel to Pondicherry or Chennai.

Anonymous said...

How is this situation now, in 2014? Is it still the same, eight hours of power cuts, or has it improved with all the new power plants being commissioned?