- The Secretary Energy has issued instructions to the CMDs of DISCOMs and field officers to take special care to provide uninterrupted power supply with Zero interruptions to all the temples on the eve of Maha Shivathri.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy directed energy department officials to prepare action plan to ensure uninterrupted supply of power in summer. The energy secretary has conducted a teleconference with officials of power utilities and asked them to take all necessary steps to meet the expectations of State government and ensure uninterrupted power supply in the State.
“The government is ready to meet whatever demand in the State. The utilities are fully preparing to meet the expectations of government to supply uninterrupted power to every home in the State,” summer heat already blazing down, power consumption in the State touched a new high of 213 MU on March 9 which was met successfully by the power utilities. In fact, the electricity demand rose significantly in the State when comparing to 2017. “The energy demand on March 9, 2017 was 161 MU which crossed 213 MU on the same day in 2021. Increasing economic activity is one of the major reasons for the surge in power demand in the State,” said secretary for energy Srikant Nagulapalli.
The energy secretary informed Minister for Energy Balineni Srinivasa Reddy that reviews on the power supply position on daily basis were being conducted to ensure meeting the power demand. The Minister asked officials to be cautious to ensure power supply to reach the expectations of people in the coming months.
The Minister has also suggested the Energy department/Power Utilities to take up 33/11 kv substation level meetings for interaction with farmers to take feedback on power supply to agriculture during day time.
Special focus on 24×7 power supply in summer
Power utilities ready with action plan to meet the anticipating power demand in summer
- Huge surge in electricity demand in the State
- Energy demand on March 9, 2017 was 161 MU which crossed 213 MU on the same day in 2021
- Increasing economic activity is one of the major reasons for the surge in power demand, says energy secretary SrikantNagulapalli
- Power utilities estimating that the daily energy requirement could touch 215-218MU in coming days
- Grid demand likely to cross 11300 – 11500MW in coming days
- Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy directs energy department to prepare action plan to ensure uninterrupted supply of power in summer
- Government is ready to meet whatever demand in the State
- State government very particular on uninterrupted power supply to villages
- Government lays special focus on providing 9-hours free power supply to agriculture
- APTransco augmenting transformer capacity at 400KV Vemagiri by adding 500MW Power Transformer(PTR)
- Minister for Energy Balineni Srinivasa Reddy asked officials to be cautious to ensure power supply to reach the expectations of people