Here after there will not be a Scheduled power cuts of longer duration. Certainty in the coming months in Chennai. People had faced scheduled daily power cuts, one hour in Chennai and up to eight hours in the districts.
Tamil Nadu people were banking on a number of projects, which would generate 14,000 MW of power from thermal, nuclear and other power projects to add surplus power in 2012.
- 2000 MW of power from the first phase of the Koodankulam nuclear power project
- 4000 MW from renewable energy such as wind
- 6000 MW from public sector projects.
- Expansion plans for thermal stations in North Chennai (1200MW)
- Mettur (600MW).
Latest news is that Vallur Unit-1 synchronised to provie a additional 500 MW to Chennai. This will have a temporary relief for Chennai power cuts.