Tamil Nadu touched the highest level of solar power generation, generating 3,782 MW at 12.30 P.M on Wednesday, state Power Minister Senthil Balaji said on Thursday.

He also said that solar energy consumption peaked at 28.6 million units.

Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) said that the previous high of solar generation was 3,658 MW on September 3, and the last maximum consumption of solar power was 27.12 million units on March 1.

The Tangedco officials said that the present climatic conditions were very favourable for solar energy generation. It is to be noted that the high generation of solar energy in Tamil Nadu is after a record generation of power through wind energy in the recently-concluded season.

On average, Tamil Nadu’s power consumption is 17,000 MW per day.


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