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Power curbs on industries eased

Power curbs on  industries eased
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Demand limit raised from 66 % to 80 % Hyderabad: The State Government, as part of a medium and short term initiative, decided to ease curbs on power...

Demand limit raised from 66 % to 80 %

Hyderabad: The State Government, as part of a medium and short term initiative, decided to ease curbs on power supply to the industrial sector with immediate effect. The APERC approved the APTransco proposal to enhance permitted demand limit from 66 per cent to 80 per cent thus giving relief to HT Industry. The move was aimed at providing reliable and satisfactory power supply to the industrial sector to the maximum extent possible.

While reviewing the power supply position and availability of power from various sources in the context of approval of the amendment proposal of APTransco by APERC, the CMD of APTransco, Hiralal Samariya, has directed the CMDs of the DISCOMs to initiate all measures immediately to implement the APERC order to this effect. The Government has already given permission to APTansco to purchase additional power to meet the requirements of all categories of consumers in particular agricultural and industrial sector to ensure sustainability of economical development of AP.

APERC has issued amendment order to the restriction and control (R&C) measures, in view of availability of additional power of 960 MW from June 16. For HT consumers having continuous process operations, power supply has been increased from 10 per cent to 40 per cent of the Contracted Maximum Demand (CMD). For HT-1 and other industries, power supply during peak hours has been increased from 10 per cent to 20 per cent of CMD.

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