Tamil Nadu announces 4,000 Mw solar parks with 2,000 Mw of battery storage projects

The state government on Tuesday announced solar power parks across the state to generate 4,000MW of solar energy with battery storage system of 2,000MW in areas excluding corporations and municipalities.

The government also committed to install smart meters to make it easier for monitoring power consumption, and facilitate payments either post-paid or prepaid with zero-error assessment. Distribution transformers will also get smart meters at 1,270 crore.

Electricity minister V Senthil Balaji said the government would set up 11 pumped storage hydropower projects in several districts based on the feasibility to augment the capacity by 7,500MW.

“The government will re-examine the implementation of Udangudi expansion projects II and III. Tangedco has already applied to the government to shift Uppur thermal power plant to Udangudi.

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