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Another criticism is that while many industries were given nod, there was no effort to add more generating stations. Is it also one of the Prada Bags Purple reasons for the gap between demand and supply?
These are all endemic in any government system. It has not made a significant difference to the overall shortage.
I will not accept that explanation because TNEB had never encouraged wind power generation. There is a default of payment of 14 months to the wind power generators. Same is Burberry Wallet Money Clip
Could you not make any suggestions?
Certainly, we review and then make suggestions on how they should add capacity to the electricity board.
An engineering graduate from IIT, Madras, Kabilan joined the IAS in 1973 and retired as the chief secretary of Assam.
One big advantage of Tamil Nadu is, it has 50 percent of the country's wind capacity to generate power of about 11,000 MW.
What about the role of the politicians and bureaucrats?
We only periodically conduct reviews of the projects.
Tamil Nadu is one state that gives free un metered electricity to agriculture. How much has it impacted the sector?
Is distribution loss a main reason for the poor financial condition of TNEB?
We do not directly get into administration. It is not the TNERC's business to get into day to day administration. It is entirely the responsibility of the TNEB, and it is Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd and Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Ltd to initiate the projects. Burberry Gold Handbag
As the chairman of the TNERC, what was your role? Could you do anything positive to tide over the shortage?
We, at TNERC were the first to point this out in our report to the government that the huge gap between the actual subsidy and estimated subsidy was impacting the finances of TNEB. So, there has been improvement over the years.
What about complaints of corruption?
I would say no politician ever stopped adding capacity. It is entirely bureaucratic failure. The TNEB and the energy department also have a role in this failure.
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2012 could not raise the finances of TNEB which continues to be in doldrums.
One reason for this is the poor finances of the TNEB. That has led to poor investment in power projects. That again is because of the lack of revision of tariffs. After 2003, the first revision happened in July 2010 and then in March, 2012.
Yes, it is true. The demand supply gap was not addressed by the TNEB.
Yes, you could say that. The 2012 revision was substantial which gave the TNEB about Rs 9,000 crore but even now, the finances of TNEB is in poor shape.
But is it not because of political compulsions that power tariffs were not revised?
Theft is not a big reason in Tamil Nadu compared to the north. Theft is detected and fined here. TNEB has been very effective in fining heavily.
As far as distribution loss is concerned, Tamil Nadu is one of the better performing states with only 18 percent compared to 23 25 percent of some other states. Distribution loss is not the main reason.
the case with thermal generators also.
Power shortage in TN caused
The TNEB said that the main reason for this year's shortage was because of lack of wind.
We had estimated that Rs 5,000 crore went out as power subsidy. Fortunately, over the years, the subsidy compensation has been improving. Now, it is Rs 2,500 crore as against what it was earlier. It is a gradual improvement.
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