BR Ambedkar had fought for the betterment of society and for the welfare of the downtrodden. Ambedkar is the first and only person in the world to receive a valuable doctorate degree named “Doctor All Science” from the London School of Economics said  Energy Secretary Srikant Nagulapalli ON the occation amebedkar Birthday celebration Garlanding the Statue Of AMBEDKAR  After speaking 

 Andhra Pradesh Energy Secretary Srikant Nagulapalli said Dr.Ambedkar was a constitutional expert and had the most effective and decisive role in presenting the Constitution as a guiding document for Indian society. He acclaimed that Dr.B.R Ambedkar has provided the best constitution to our Nation in the world.

 The power utilities officials and staff paid a tribute to Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar at programme held in Vidyut Soudha. The Secretary said that the Power utilities would follow the foot prints of Dr Ambedkar and strive to strengthen the sector and implement welfare schemes in power sector to benefit weaker section in the State, he said.

The state energy department that had received accolades at the national level for saving public money to the tune of Rs 1023 crs in power purchases by using advanced technological tools has once again garnered entire nation’s attention in delivering 24/7 uninterrupted power supply across the state despite surge in the demand for electricity due to impending summer.  Power utilities were successful in supplying power 24/7 despite huge demand surge during March.   

As per the data analysis of the power consumption it is established the power demand had increased manifold in the initial days of April also.    

However, the power utilities are determined and geared up fully to continue the assured 24×7 uninterrupted power supply and meet any immediate surge in the demand during this summer. 

The power consumption in the Andhra Pradesh reached

a high of 233.98 MU on April 2, 2021. The average power consumption in the month of April-2019 for 9 days was recorded as 189 MU against 224 MU in April-2021 (for 9 days) with an increase of around 35 MU which is around 18pc.

The power utilities are also on alert in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases across the country.  The State government has alerted the power utilities and asked to prioritize power supply to domestic, agriculture and health services sectors and other essential services as well. According to officials, the government directed power utilities to maintain the same momentum in power supply and lay continuous focus on transmission and distribution in coming days also in wake of increasing power demand in the state.

The power utilities are successfully supplying the power as per the daily demand and making all out efforts to meet any demand during this summer. The utilities have prepared their action plan even keeping the Covid-19 situation in mind as the number of active corona virus cases in country had already breached the critical 11 lakh mark on Sunday.

“As the State government has actively taken up the vaccination drive in the State, the power utilities have laid special focus on power supply to healthcare services,” said Energy Secretary Srikant Nagulapalli, who addressed the power utilities staff during the occasion of Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar Jayanti at Vidyut Soudha.

The Secretary energy told the audience on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti that government and power utilities are quite happy for the substantial increase in demand, which is an indication for economic activity.

In general, power sector will always play a pivotal role for economic development and welfare of the people. The secretary has appreciated the engineers and employees of power sector who are working hard to meet the demand and to provide better services to the people in all seasons.  I must be proud of my department officials as well for achieving this gigantic task.

 Directions have been issued to CMDs of DISCOMs and field engineers to continuously monitor the power supply to agriculture, domestic, industry and at present to the covid vaccination centers in particular to continue the same efforts.

The officials said that the electricity demand grew significantly in March 2021 in the State when compared to previous years. The energy demand for March2021 6605 MU against 4,817 MU in 2015-16. Similarly, the peak electricity demand was recorded as 7391 MW in March 2015-16 which crossed 11,193 MW in 2020-21.

The electricity demand is expected to cross 64000 MU this year and the power utilities have made necessary arrangements to reach the demand. The energy secretary said that government had asked utilities to be ready to supply quality, reliable and interruption-free power to all sectors in the State. Following the directions of government, the utilities have fully prepared to meet the expectations of government and supply 24×7 quality power to every home in the State, commercial establishment and industry in the State, he said.

On other hand, the State government asked the power utilities to focus on global best practices to improve power sector in the State. The AP utilities have made significant progress in saving the most in power purchases.

The utilities have been implementing high-level cost optimization measures and saved around Rs 1023 crore up to December 2020. Even the Union Ministry of Power had lauded the cost optimization measures taken by AP government to reduce power purchase costs that will benefit the power utilities and consumers as well in the long run.

“The utilities will adopt every best practice that benefits the power sector and consumers in the State. The State government is fully supporting for strengthening power utilities and building a sustainable power sector in the State,” said Energy Secretary.

Joint Managing Directors APTRANSCO, K Sreedhar Reddy, K Venkateswara Rao, Director, Grid & Transmission/APTRANSCO, K Praveen Kumar, Director Finance/APTRANSCO, Dr.K. Muthupandian, Chief Engineers, Suryachandram, A K V Bhaskar, S Ananda Rao, B Laxmi Vara Meera Kumar have participated.

As government has actively taken up vaccination drive, utilities lay focus on power supply to healthcare services, says Energy Secretary Srikant Nagulapalli

Energy demand recorded as 6605 MU in March 2020-21 which was only 4,817 MU in the corresponding month in 2015-16

Electricity demand expected to cross 64,000MU during 2021-22 and the power utilities have made necessary arrangements to meet the demand

Government asks power utilities to focus on global best practices to improve power sector.

Government is fully supporting for strengthening power utilities and building a sustainable power sector in the State, says Energy Secretary.

Power utilities officials and staff paid a tribute to Bharat Ratna B R Ambedkar at programme held in Vidyut Soudha.

 The state energy department that had received accolades at the national level for saving public money to the tune of Rs 1023 crs in power purchases by using advanced technological tools has once again garnered entire nation’s attention in delivering 24/7 uninterrupted power supply across the state despite surge in the demand for electricity due to impending summer.  Power utilities were successful in supplying power 24/7 despite huge demand surge during March.   

As per the data analysis of the power consumption it is established the power demand had increased manifold in the initial days of April also.    

However, the power utilities are determined and geared up fully to continue the assured 24×7 uninterrupted power supply and meet any immediate surge in the demand during this summer. 

The power consumption in the Andhra Pradesh reached a high of 233.98 MU on April 2, 2021. The average power consumption in the month of April-2019 for 9 days was recorded as 189 MU against 224 MU in April-2021 (for 9 days) with an increase of around 35 MU which is around 18pc.

The power utilities are also on alert in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases across the country.  The State government has alerted the power utilities and asked to prioritize power supply to domestic, agriculture and health services sectors and other essential services as well. According to officials, the government directed power utilities to maintain the same momentum in power supply and lay continuous focus on transmission and distribution in coming days also in wake of increasing power demand in the state.

The power utilities are successfully supplying the power as per the daily demand and making all out efforts to meet any demand during this summer. The utilities have prepared their action plan even keeping the Covid-19 situation in mind as the number of active corona virus cases in country had already breached the critical 11 lakh mark on Sunday.

“As the State government has actively taken up the vaccination drive in the State, the power utilities have laid special focus on power supply to healthcare services,” said Energy Secretary Srikant Nagulapalli, who addressed the power utilities staff during the occasion of Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar Jayanti at Vidyut Soudha.

The Secretary energy told the audience on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti that government and power utilities are quite happy for the substantial increase in demand, which is an indication for economic activity.

In general, power sector will always play a pivotal role for economic development and welfare of the people. The secretary has appreciated the engineers and employees of power sector who are working hard to meet the demand and to provide better services to the people in all seasons.  I must be proud of my department officials as well for achieving this gigantic task.

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