Govt to take steps to bridge demand, supply gap
Hyderabad, Mar 21 : In order to meet the unprecedented increase in demand for power, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today said the state government was fully committed to take all possible steps to bridge the gap between demand and supply and provide power supply to all categories of consumers, particularly the Agricultural sector.
For the first time, the Chief Minister accompanied with Housing Minister Uttam Kumar Reddy today visited Vidyut Soudha, the Head Quarters of the Power Sector and inspected the Solar Power Unit installed by APTRANSCO on the terrace of Vidyut Soudha and enquired about the functioning of the Solar Power Unit.
The installed capacity of Solar Power Unit, erected on the terrace of Vidyut Soudha, consists of two units of 50 KW each. Due to this, APTRANSCO is able to save about 90,000 units of energy, a saving of about Rs 5.40 lakh per annum.
The Chief Minister said the main objective of the government was to protect the interest of consumers and see that no stone is unturned to achieve the targets.
That is why the state government has decided to promote Renewable energy sources like Solar and Wind, he added.
Even though there were severe constraints in power sector, the state government is committed to use every single minute to take all possible steps to enhance generation capacity and encourage rooftop solar panels and net metering to minimise inconvenience to the consumers, the Chief Minister said.