Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) will set up a 400 kV solar power-based substation at Vellalaviduthi near here. It will come up on an area of 50 acres, which belongs to the agriculture department, said S. Bharathi, superintending engineer, Tangedco, Pudukottai.

Talking to The Hindu on Friday on the sidelines of the energy week celebrations, she said that the green energy would go a long way in meeting the energy needs of the district. She said that the Tangedco would set up three more power stations, one each at Gandarvakottai, Ammachathiram, and near the collectorate with 110 kV each.

“We have identified the site for these stations too,” the official said.

Ms. Bharathi said that it would ease the distribution process to a great extent, particularly in Pudukottai, where there was some overdrawn of energy from the present substation at Tiruvappur.

The new substation near the collectorate would considerably reduce the overburden in distribution.

Distribution transformers develop snag due to technical reasons at several places.

The Tangedco has identified 138 DTs, which need either technical maintenance or replacement. Such work has been completed on 78 distribution transformers and work on the rest will be finished by the end of this financial year.

Energy meters

The Tangedco has sanctioned 3,800 modern meters to be fitted for domestic and commercial consumers in Pudukottai and Aranthangi.

The old meters, which function based on electro-mechanical principle, has outlived their utility.

The modern meters, based on static principle, will be consumer-friendly with accuracy in reading.

With a view to sensitising school students to the importance of energy week, competitions were conducted for school students.

R.V.R. Dheenadayalan, Principal District and Sessions Judge, gave away the prizes to the winners at a function held here on Thursday.