The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) is trying to provide uninterrupted power supply to industries for a specific duration during daytime. It has started trying this out in some textile mills that have dedicated feeders and at the SIDCO Industrial Estate here.
Chief Engineer of the Tangedco A. Thangavelu told The Hindu that it already had received instructions to ensure four hours of uninterrupted power supply to industries. The Coimbatore region, covering Coimbatore, Tirupur and the Nilgiris districts, had about 110 feeders which predominantly had industries connections.
In respect of five mills having dedicated feeders, the supply is being made for 12 hours at a stretch, while it is two blocks of three hours each in the case of the SIDCO Estate. According to Southern India Mills’ Association, the five mills have the freedom to purchase power from other sources for the remaining hours.
The Tangedco has also clarified that the mills would not be able to use the banked wind energy during the load-shedding hours, even if they had dedicated lines.