Tamil Nadu’s night peak energy demand deficit is anticipated to be within the vary of 1,080 MW to 4,380 MW within the 2024 summer time, as per the main points introduced by the Southern Regional Energy Committee (SRPC) at its assembly earlier this month.
As per the information, the night peak hour energy requirement is anticipated to be 16,900 MW and the provision could be 14,467 MW in February 2024, leading to a deficit of two,433 MW. For March 2024, as towards the anticipated requirement of 17,800 MW, the provision could be 15,170 MW, leading to a deficit of two,630 MW.
In April 2024, the ability deficit is anticipated to be 4,380 MW, because the night peak hour availability is anticipated to be 15,170 MW when in comparison with the requirement of 19,550 MW. In Could 2024, the night peak hour availability could be 16,420 MW as towards the requirement of 18,600 MW, leading to a deficit of two,180 MW. The supply for June 2024 could be 17,920 MW as towards the requirement of 19,000 MW, leading to a deficit of 1,080 MW.
On the SRPC assembly, Tamil Nadu State Load Despatch Centre (TN SLDC) stated the night peak energy deficit could be met by purchases. Quick-term open entry agreements of 500 MW are deliberate for February 2024 and 600 MW every for March-June 2024, it stated.
TN SLDC stated a swap energy association was additionally deliberate, and the steadiness could be bought from energy exchanges. Below the swap association, two utilities/States change energy to match the seasonal differences in surplus and deficit conditions purely on an energy-to-energy transaction foundation, with none financial transactions.
The 800 MW North Chennai Thermal Energy Station Stage-3 is anticipated in December 2023. Moreover, energy from unbiased producers equivalent to SEPC, ILFS and CEPL could be out there throughout peak months, TN SLDC stated.
Tamil Nadu has the very best power consumption among the many southern States. The State noticed an all-time excessive peak demand of 19,387 MW on April 20. Tangedco’s personal thermal energy era capability stands at 4,320 MW.