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AP Govt aims to reduce T&D losses to 3%: Transco MD

AP Govt aims to reduce T&D losses to 3%: Transco MD
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Andhra Pradesh government has aimed to further reduce transmission and distribution (T&D) losses below 3 per cent from the present 4% and transmission system availability would be increased to 99.95% which would be one of the highest amongst state utilities of comparable network in the country, said APTransco MD K Vijayanand.

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Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government has aimed to further reduce transmission and distribution (T&D) losses below 3 per cent from the present 4% and transmission system availability would be increased to 99.95% which would be one of the highest amongst state utilities of comparable network in the country, said APTransco MD K Vijayanand.

Speaking on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations at Vidyut Soudha in Vijayawada after hoisting the national flag, Vijayanand said APGENCO prepared an action plan to achieve world class power supply to meet the future demands of power in view of rapid industrialisation of the state and the construction of capital city Amaravati.

Explaining the future plans, he said the APGENCO has geared up for a five-year time bound action plan for completion of various projects such as Rayalaseema Thermal Power Project (RTPP stage IV of 600MW), Solar plant at Tallacheruvu of Anantapur district with 400MW, NTTPS in Krishna district (stage V – 800MW), Krishnapatnam in Nellore district (2nd stage – 800MW) and the most prestigious Polavaram Hydro-Electric Project of 960MW.

He also said around Rs 1,900 crore was invested in construction of various transmission lines due to which the transmission losses of APTransco were reduced to 3.34 per cent from 4% which was a national record. “The installed capacity in the State was doubled during last three and half years from 8,307 MW to 16,612 MW and the APGenco added 1,650 MW during the period,” he said.

Vijayanand has further said four ultra-mega solar parks are being set up in Kurnool, Anantapur and Kadapa with a total capacity of 4,000 MW. A solar park having installed capacity of 1,250 MW has already been commissioned and the works of world’s largest solar park of 1,000 MW installed capacity in Kurnool recently was completed, he said.

``We are leading in the country even in energising solar pump sets and fixed 16,751 solar pump sets so far,’’ he said. “Special focus is being laid for development of smart local grids with solar-wind hybrid and storage. It’s high time for us to promote the green power,” he said. APTransco JMD Dinesh Parchuri, APSEEDCO MD and CEO K Chandrasekhar Reddy and others were present.

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