Power supply restored to all consumers: Min
11,000 workers are on the ground to repair power issues across TN with over 1,000 workers in Chennai alone.
CHENNAI: Several areas in the city and adjoining districts witnessed power outages for long hours due to the landfall of cyclone Mandous on Friday night.
Tangedco switched off power supply in the areas with overhead cables as a precautionary measure. By Saturday evening, however, power was restored for all domestic consumers.
Electricity Minister V Senthilbalaji said that out of the 355 sub stations in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram and Tiruvallur districts, only 10 substations were switched off.
“Power supply to 622 feeders were kept off as precautionary measure,” he said.
Tangedco CMD Rajesh Lakhani said that all the staff have been working continuously since Friday. “We have restored power to all the distribution transformers, except for some agricultural feeders in Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram districts. Lakhani said that the state’s electricity demand on Friday plunged to 6,300 MW which is the lowest since the previous low of 6,309 MW on December 13, 2016. The city’s demand also crashed to 717 MW at 2 am on Saturday from 2,200 MW at 9 pm on Friday. Meanwhile, 500 to 700 elected poles were replaced, 20 distribution transformers got damaged, conductors snapped at several places and a 230 kV tower got uprooted near Singaperumalkoil.
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