According to an article in Times of India (refer), Tamil Nadu has allowed consumers and generators in the state to procure and sell power from/to outside states.
The directive comes in continuation to commitment given by Hon’ble CM of TN – that there would be no scheduled power cuts in the state and also grated “must-run” status to all windmills.
A statement from Raj Bhawan reads –
“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 11 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (Central Act 36 of 2003), the Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby rescinds the Energy Department Notification No. II(2)/EGY/104(c)/2009, published at page 1 of Part II—Section 2 of the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette, Extraordinary, dated the February 17, 2009,”
Following this directive it can be expected that power business in Tamil Nadu becomes more competitive with time.