According to reports, chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday demanded 15% (450MW) of unallocated power from the two units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project at Tuticorin and from the joint venture Vallur units for Tamil Nadu. The Centre has allocated an additional 100MW from unit 1 of the nuclear power plant, taking the total to 565MW for the state.
To source power from private producers in the north, the chief minister wanted the government to take steps to expedite the parallel transmission line between Sholapur and Raichur.
Even though the Power Grid has completed the single line connecting these two places, a private company is yet to complete the parallel line which is hampering transmission of power from northern parts of the country to the south.
Jayalalithaa also wanted the Centre to take up the transmission lines between Vemagiri (AP) and Angul (Odisha), Narendra (Karnataka) and Kolhapur (Maharashtra) and Hyderabad (erstwhile AP) and Wardha (Maharashtra). All these projects of the Power Grid Corporation are still on paper. She also wanted the Centre to take up the Pugalur-Chhattisgarh line to transmit power from pithead (power stations at the coal mine) thermal stations.
The chief minister sought Rs 2,250 crore as grant for an intra-state green energy corridor.