TN seeks entire 2,000 MW power from Kudankulam 3, 4 units

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Chennai, July 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday urged the Central government to allocate to Tamil Nadu the entire 2,000 MW power to be generated from the third and fourth nuclear power units to come up in Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district.

Union Minister of State (Independent charge) Piyush Goyal met Palaniswami at the state secretariat here on Monday.

During the meeting, Palaniswami urged Goyal to allocate the 2,000 MW power to be generated from the third and fourth 1,000 MW nuclear power units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant and also provide evacuation lines up to nearby sub-station.

Palaniswami also requested Goyal to expedite the bidding process and allocate a separate coal block for Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project, provide a dedicated inter-state green energy corridor at the earliest for sale of surplus power, and abolish frequency linked penalty.

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