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SIMA appeals to TNEB to lift power
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Jan '09
During winter season, the northern States like Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, etc., have huge surplus power during night hours, particularly from 10 pm to 6 am and these surplus power are traded at a very low rate currently even less than Rs.1.70 per unit through Power Exchange.

The textile industry and few other industries in Tamil Nadu need power round the clock and the TNEB charges Rs.3.33 per unit for night power and therefore, if TNEB purchases power through Power Exchange, it can make substantial profit and at the same time lift the power cut during night hours.

In a press release issued here, Dr.K.V.Srinivasan, Chairman, The Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA), has appealed to TNEB to immediately take necessary steps to purchase power from northern States on an hourly basis at economical rate and supply to the HT industries, particularly the power-intensive textile industry to have win win situation both for TNEB and the industry.

He has also reiterated the positive response given by the Government for the proposal made by CII,Tamil Nadu, earmarking Rs.300 crores fund for six months to operate 600 MW High Speed Diesel Oil gensets from 5 am to 10 pm and also lifting power cut during night hours by sourcing the required power from northern States. SIMA Chief has urged the Hon'ble Chief Minister to immediately intervene and implement the CII proposal to minimise the losses both for the TNEB and also for the HT industry and save lakhs of job losses to the people below the poverty line, particularly women from rural areas.

SIMA Chairman has mentioned that all industries in Tamil Nadu, including the textile industry, have clearly indicated to the Government that a power cut is preferable to a power holiday as the power holiday would result in considerable losses affecting the production and employment patterns. Therefore, it is most unfortunate that the Government is again looking at the option of a power holiday to reduce the power cut.

SIMA Chairman also said that the undue delay by the TNEB to implement the recommendations made by TNERC with regard to banked wind energy is a negative step against the green energy being generated in the State. He has remarked that the TNEB's step would totally discourage any new investment in wind energy in the Sate and there is no wonder that couple of wind mill owners might relocate their wind turbines to other States.

Dr.Srinivasan has mentioned that the State has got further potential of over 2500 MW and considering the gestation period required (less than 6 months to install wind mills), wind power generation is the only option available to minimise the power shortage in the State and make the industry to survive till the power problems are fully addressed. Therefore, he has appealed to the Hon'ble Chief Minister to intervene in the matter and allow the wind mill owners to utilise their banked energy as per the recommendations of TNERC.

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