HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister Dr. K. Rosaiah today
directed the AP Genco to work on a concrete action plan to see that Andhra
Pradesh becomes self-sufficient in Energy by 2014 and complete different power
projects with clear milestones. The Chief Minister held a review meeting on AP
Genco Projects and issues with officials at Secretariat. The APGENCO officials
assured the Chief Minister that 2,800 MW power will be added by 2012-13 through
commissioning of various projects in the State.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that the
Ministry of Environment and Forests accorded Environmental clearance for the
Rayalaseema Coal Based Thermal Power Project (1x600 MW) in Yerraguntla Mandal
of YSR District. In a letter to APGENCO, the Ministry of Environment,
Government of India informed about the clearance of the Project. Officials
appraised the Chief Minister that the APGENCO generation from 01-04-2010 to
24-10-2010 is 19633 MU as against 17679 MU generated during the corresponding
period last year marking an increase of 11.1%. The Hydel generation by APGENCO
from 01-04-2010 to 24-10-2010 is 4711 MU as against 3312 MU generated during
the same period last year marking an increase of 42.2%. Thermal generation from
01-04-2010 to 24-10-2010 is 14922 MU as against 14366 MU generated during the
same period last year i.e. 3.9% increase in generation.
The Chief Minister appreciated APGENCO for achieving the
highest monthly generation of 3734 MU during September, 2010. APGENCO Hydro
Power Stations achieved the highest monthly generation 1854 MU during
September, 2010. Dr Rosaiah also hailed the GENCO officials for completing the
Annual Overhaul of 14 out of 23 Thermal Units. Officials also informed that the
Generator for Dr. NTTPS Unit-6, spared by KPCL, reached the site on 25-10-2010.
Officials explained that Dr. NTTPS Unit-7 (500 MW) at
Vijayawada is now stabilized and the Commercial Operation Date (COD) of
Kakatiya Thermal Power Station (TPS) Unit-1 (500 MW) at Bhoopalapally is
declared on 14-09-2010; the COD of Priyadarshini Jurala HEP Unit-4 (39 MW) is
declared on 08-09-2010 and the COD of Pochampad Hydro Electric Scheme Unit-4 (9
MW) is declared on 12-10-2010. The Chief Minister was informed that the Brahmamsagar
pumping scheme and Kinnerasani pumping scheme are operationalised.
Dr Rosaiah was informed that Tenders are issued for
Karimnagar gas project with 18-11-2010 as the last date and the GAIL has made
detailed presentation on the pipeline project from Shamirpet/Bhongir to Nedunur.
Letter of Intent (LOI) is issued on 14-10-2010 to BHEL for BTG package of RTPP
Stage-IV for Rs.1445 Crores.; Environmental Appraisal Committee of Ministry of
Environment and Forests approved Terms of Reference (TOR) for Vadarevu (Kanuparthy)
TPP Stage-I (1600 MW); LOI is also issued to Rail India Technical and Economic
Services (RITES) for preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the
proposed Railway line from Bisugir Shariff to Bhoopalapally.
The Chief Minister was informed that the Thermal power
projects under construction and getting ready to be commissioned are
Rayalaseema Unit 5 (210 MW), Kothagudem Stage VI, (500 MW) by the end of
Feb.2011, Kakatiya State-II (600 MW) by the end of 2012. Among Hydro Projects
under construction and getting ready to be commissioned are Priyadarshini
Jurala Unit 5 and Unit 6 (39 MW each) to be ready by the end of March, 2011 and
Nagarjunasagar Tailpond (2x25 MW) and Pulichintala (4x30 MW) by Sept. 2012 and
Lower Jurala (6x40 MW) by 2014.
The Projects under Development/Investigation are
Rayalaseema TPP Unit 6 (600 MW); Gas-based project near Karimangar (2100 MW);
IGCC Plant at Dr.NTTPS, Vijayawada (182 MW); Sattupally TPP (600 MW); Mega
Power Project at Vadarevu (4000 MW); Srikakulam TPP (2400 MW) and Polavaram HEP
(960 MW) etc.
Principal Secretary, Energy, Suthirtha Bhattacharya,
Principal Secretary to CM, CVSK Sharma, MD, APGENCO, K Vijayanand, JMD, APGENCO,
D Prabhakar Rao, Directors, APGENCO, Adiseshu, U.G. Krishnamurthy, C
Radhakrishna, Anjaneya Rao and T Prabhakar Rao and Secretary, Finance, T.
Satyanarayana attended the meeting.