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Four hours of load shedding from tomorrow

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Residents of Chennai and its suburbs will have to brace themselves for four hours of load shedding daily from June 21 to 30. The cut would be carried out in spells of one hour every four hours in rotation.

Line connectivity work

The four-hour load shedding is being introduced to take up line connectivity work to the TNEB-NTPC joint venture thermal power plant at Vallur. The Nellore-Alamathy 400 KV line is being shutdown for this purpose.

According to a press release from TANGEDCO, the shutdown of the line would lead to a shortage of about 300 MW of power to the city and its suburbs. Officials said the existing one hour of load shedding in the city will be replaced by the new schedule in areas covered by the four-hour shutdown.

Consumers have been asked to bear with the inconvenience caused and to cooperate with the authorities to enable early commissioning of the new mega power station at Vallur.

The NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Ltd (NTECL), a joint venture of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), is setting up the project, which has three units of 500 MW each, near Chennai.

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