State energy distribution firm Tangedco absorbed 106.91 million items (MU) of wind vitality on 4th July, the utmost this yr. The utility is about to harness extra as the height wind vitality season, which lasts 45 days, will start on July 15.
The determine crossed 100MU for the primary time on 3rd July, recording 103.69MU, and improved to 106.91MU on 4th July. With solar energy contributing 22.8MU, the state on Monday achieved the focused vitality combine the place one-thirds got here from renewable sources.
The entire vitality consumption by the state on Monday was greater than 340MU. Within the final 2 months, Tangedco absorbed 400MU of wind vitality. Tamil Nadu’s put in wind vitality capability is 8,621 MW. Of this, 25% is generated solely for Tangedco and the remaining for captive use by numerous industries.
Okay Venkatachalam, chief advisor to Tamil Nadu Spinning Mills Affiliation (TASMA) appreciated Tangedco for making this occur for 2 consecutive days this season. Tangedco chairman Rajesh Lakhoni mentioned a number of revolutionary initiatives had been taken to make this occur.
“It requires numerous planning. We maintain hydro energy as backup, in case wind fails. Some coal crops have begun performing on 2 shifts – between 12 midday and 2am – to fulfill the height vitality demand at nights,” the official mentioned. “Additional, since forecasting programs to analyse energy demand are higher now, we’re capable of strategize the vitality combine a day forward.”
If Tangedco plans higher, it may possibly preserve the identical standing in the course of the peak season too, which is sweet information for the wind vitality producers.
The Tangedco chairman mentioned that 2-shift operation of coal crops was initiated in the course of the summer time on account of scarcity of coal and NTPC officers visited the coal crops within the state to review the effectiveness of the initiative. At the moment, Tangedco has a coal inventory for 13 days.