Tamil Nadu, which prizes its distinctiveness and independence from northern India, was one of India’s first states to industrialize and has built an impressive industrial base. Its high-functioning bureaucracy is known for excellent administration of welfare schemes, giving the state some of the best social indicators in India. In recent years, however, Tamil Nadu’s competitiveness has slipped as its government has been slow to adopt reforms or to appeal to foreign investors.
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India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
TANGEDCO is establishing a 1,600 MW supercritical thermal power plant at Uppur. Reliance Infrastructure and BHEL were awarded contract for $560 million and $857 million respectively.
The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) begun receiving 500 MW of power from Punjab and Chhattisgarh as part of an energy swapping initiative.
Tamil Nadu is ranked lowest in terms of the quarterly performance of state distribution companies.
Tangedco will replace all old thermal power units in Tamil Nadu with new super critical units to generate 5,700 MW over the next five years, estimated to cost $6 billion.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Tamil Nadu achieves 7613.86 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Tamil Nadu reaches 1712.07 MW (updated October 31, 2017)