AP Transco chalks
out micro-level plan to further improve supply
go in for massive expansion of substations in State
Power supply to 52,000 schools on priority soon
CM seeks fortnightly report on power supply to
HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister Dr.K.Rosaiah today asked the
AP Transco to further improve reliable and quality power supply to all
categories consumers and avoid any power interruptions and trippings now that
the generation, particularly the hydel power generation has vastly improved.
Following this the AP Transco has decided to finalise a micro level action plan
for further improving the quality of power supply. As part of this, the AP
Transco has also taken up 21 numbers of 220 kv and 10 of 132 kv Substations
with a total cost of Rs.1,155 crores for various lift irrigation schemes being
executed by Irrigation department.
The Chief Minister had a meeting in this regard with Chief
Secretary S V Prasad, Principal Secretary, Energy, Suthirtha Bhattacharya, CMD,
AP Transco, Ajay Jain and other officials.
The Chief Minister said with the improvement in the hydel
power generation due to very good monsoon and copious rains, 7 hours power
supply to the agricultural pumpsets should be ensured at any cost. Chief
Minister further directed CMDs of AP Transco and Discoms to submit fortnightly
reports on power supply position to the Agricultural sector. He said since
sowing has increased and State is set for record agricultural production,
farmers should be provided quality power for 7 hours.
The Malkaram 400/220kv Substation constructed by AP
Transco already started functioning. This substation and connected lines are
constructed with a total cost of Rs.94 crores is part of Hyderabad Ring-main
Transmission Scheme which has been taken up with a total investment of Rs.437
crores to provide reliable and quality power supply to Hyderabad and Ranga
AP Transco owns 10 numbers of 400 kv Substations, 97
numbers of 220 kv Substations and 286 numbers of 132 kv Substations. One of the
most efficient power utility in the country, AP Transco owns 31,172 CKM of
transmission line. The transmission system availability during the year 2009-10
was 99.89% which is the highest among the states in the country.
During the next 4 years i.e. by 2014, it is proposed to
add another 5 numbers of 400 kv Substations, 34 numbers of 220 kv Substations
and 107 of 132 kv Substations with a total investment of Rs.5,460 crores.
During 2010-11 itself, 2 numbers of 400 kv Substations, 10 numbers of 220 kv
Substations and 34 of 132kv Substations will be added. Most of these
Substations for Lift Irrigation schemes have been completed and the balance
would be commissioned as per schedule.
The Malkaram Substation is the first fully automated
Substation in the State, wherein the entire Substation can be remote
controlled. The commissioning of the Substation provides quality and reliable
supply to areas of Moulali, Medchal and Shapurnagar. It is part of Hyderabad
Ring-main Transmission Scheme which consists of 5 numbers of 400 kv Substations
of Gajwel, Mamidipally, Ghanapur, Malkaram and Eddumailaram with a total
transmission length of 450 CKM.
The present load of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Districts is
about 2,500 MW and is expected to increase to 5,000 MW by 2015. With the
completion of Ring-main Transmission Scheme by 2013, AP Transco would be able
to meet this load of 5,000 MW by 2013 itself. By then AP Transco will be
supplying quality power without any interruption to all types of consumers,
both domestic and commercial in the twin cities, now the GHMC area.
As part of strengthening and modernisation of the
Transmission system in twin cities, 3 Nos. 220 kv, five 132 kv GIS and two
conventional Substations are being constructed under JICA and PFC funds to the
tune of Rs.1600 crs. Associated EHT cable line for a length of 150 RKM of 220kV
and 132 kv cables are being laid. The completion of the above scheme by 2013
would enable quality, absolutely uninterrupted and reliable power supply to the
citizens of twin cities.
AP Transco plans to establish separate feeders for
domestic and agriculture power connections in one Mandal each in 22 districts
on an experimental basis at a cost of Rs.66 crores so that the availability of
3-phase connections will enable quality power supply and will attract more
industries to the rural areas. Following directions from the Chief Minister,
the AP Transco plans to provide power connections to 52,000 schools in the
State where there are no power supply now on a priority basis. It may be stated
here that with the completion and commissioning of the contemplated AP Genco
Power Projects both thermal and hydro and also commissioning of other private
power projects initiated in the State, Andhra Pradesh will become
self-sufficient in power.
AP Transco is
the only power utility in the country to provide free power to all eligible
farmers. It has been doing do since the Congress Government came to power in
2004. AP Transco also offers quality power at the lowest tariff to all new
industries to attract investments. This is enunciated in the new industrial