up for peak demand during rabi, summer
Plan& procure power well in advance to meet peak
'7 hours quality power supply to farmers should be
Demand may go up to 245 million units per day in March
CM for continuation of sub-station level meetings
HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister Dr. K. Rosaiah today asked
the APTRANSCO to plan well in advance to purchase required power as per the
expected and estimated demand for the coming summer. However, the Chief
Minister made it absolutely clear that Quality Power should be supplied for 7
hours to farmers. Reliable quality power should also be supplied to domestic
sector from 6 pm to 6 am even at the peak of the summer and demand.
The Chief Minister today had a brief meeting on the power
supply during rabi and advance planning for next summer with Chief Secretary, S
V Prasad, Principal Secretary to CM, CVSK Sharma and CMD, APTRANSCO Ajay Jain.
CMD, APTRANSCO explained to Chief Minister that during the
ensuing Rabi season, substantial increase in agriculture consumption is
expected in view of improved ground water table due to very good monsoon and
excess rains in recharging the defunct borewells. It is estimated that the
increase in agricultural consumption during this year’s Rabi will be a minimum
of 10% more than the previous year.
The average energy requirement during Rabi 2010-11 is
expected to be 252 Million Units (MU) per day in February, 275 MU per day in
March and 261 MU per day in April, 2011. Demand for Power is expected to be at
its peak during these three months and APTRANSCO will make all out efforts to
meet this demand by maximising Hydel generation at Srisailam, Nagarjuna Sagar
and Sileru hydro Stations.
The details of energy and demand supplied during last Rabi
season (2009-10) from January to April 2010 was as follows:
Following is the expected requirement, availability and
shortfall during the period from January to April, 2011
Dr Rosaiah was explained that The A.P. Power Coordination
Committee (APPCC) has requested the approval of State Government for purchase
of 1000 MW power during March, 2011 and 800 MW during April, 2011 to meet the
Rabi demand. Tenders have also been called for purchase of power in advance by
APPCC/AP Discoms. Government is committed to provide 7 hours free agriculture
supply during Rabi season. Adequate rolling stock of Distribution Transformers
is being kept, so that the failed Distribution Transformers are replaced within
shortest possible time.
Only a few days ago, APTRANSCO received the prestigious
"India Power Awards 2010" for its alround best performance in power sector in
the country. APTRANSCO bagged this award for its overall performance in terms
of Transmission System availability which is 99.89%, highest amongst any State
in the Country and also one of the lowest Transmission losses in the Country.
The Chief Minister asked the officials about the progress
of sub station level meetings to solve all problems and offer better services
to the customers. Officials informed that the Substation Level Committee
meetings have been conducted in most of the places during last 2 months.
Government of Andhra Pradesh have also sanctioned additional 1.5 lakh
agriculture connections during the year 2010-11 and Discoms have been directed
to complete this target by March 2011, so that farmers can make use of the