Chennai: Good news for Chennaiites. The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) authorities have decided to set up six sub-stations and 1,139 distribution transformers in Chennai to help ensure optimum voltage levels. Although the city is witnessing severe voltage fluctuation issues, it was more pronounced during this summer.
Protests were held in many neighbourhoods in Chennai, including Madipakkam area, urging authorities to solve the problem. Against this background, the TANGEDCO authorities have taken steps on a 'war footing' to set up sub-stations and install transformers to tackle the long pending voltage issue.
According to sources, in Chennai alone, the authorities have planned to set up six additional sub-stations, 1,139 distribution transformers and 200 capacitor banks. Now, we are looking for sufficient land to set up the new 33 KV sub-stations in the city, an official said. The additional distribution sub-stations and transformers for Chennai would be commissioned within two months, he added.
"We are doing our best to improve the situation. But, we are facing many problems in identifying and acquiring the land. We had identified the land for five 11 KV substations in Chennai. Unfortunately there was a problem in getting the land near Madippakkam, said an official.