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Energy sector: State seeks special support

Energy sector: State seeks special support
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The State government has sought a special support from the Central government for Andhra Pradesh as the best performing state to further enhance its...

Amaravati: The State government has sought a special support from the Central government for Andhra Pradesh as the best performing state to further enhance its performance in Energy sector and achieve the overall objectives of the Union Ministry of Power, during the Energy Ministers’ conference in Shimla on Tuesday. Power Ministers of all states have attended the conference.

Energy Minister K Kala Venkata Rao, Principal Secretary Ajay Jain and other officials of Energy department attended the national conference. The efforts of Andhra Pradesh government in Energy sector received appreciation from Union Minister of State Power R K Singh and delegates of other states during the national conference, said AP Energy department.

During the conference, Kala Venkata Rao and Ajay Jain made a presentation regarding AP power sector explaining various fronts such as enhancing installed capacity, effective coal crisis management, promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency etc.

AP has received applause for its best efforts on successful implementation of 24X7 Power for All scheme, commendable performance in implementation of IPDS (Integrated Power Development Scheme), DDUGJY(Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyothi Yojana), Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) loss reduction.

Conveying the message of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the conference, Ajay Jain said that the state government was seeking a special support from the Centre to further enhance performance in state energy sector and achieving the overall objectives of the Ministry of Power.

“The state has achieved self sufficiency in power sector and is able to export more than 500 MW power per day during non-peak hours. The installed capacity has been doubled from 8,307 MW to 1,8046 MW surpassing the 8% of energy deficit in 2014 to the nil deficit as of today.

AP has made its mark in achieving 100% household electrification by 2016, reduction of transmission and distribution losses from 12.06% to 9.72%.,” Ajay Jain said.

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