APGenco to Ensure 15-day Coal Reserves to Avert Power Crisis

Even as the state is reeling under a severe power crisis, the APGenco is taking care to ensure that it has enough coal stocks required for power production for at least 15 days,

Published: 04th July 2014 07:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2014 07:42 AM   |  A+A-

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VISAKHAPATNAM: Even as the state is reeling under a severe power crisis, the APGenco is taking care to ensure that it has enough coal stocks required for power production for at least 15 days, according to K Vijayanand, MD of APGenco and CMD of APTransco.

Addressing a press conference here Thursday, Vijayanand said APGenco was importing 4 lakh tonnes coal from abroad apart from pooling in another 6 lakh tonnes coal from various sources within the country.

Vijayanand said that until the hydel power generation was restored, the thermal power would be generated to maximum capacity. However, except for the announced scheduled power cuts, the Genco and Transco were   trying to provide power supply without any emergency load relief to the consumers, he added. Talking about the challenges in the power sector, Vijayanand said that the companies were planning to develop the industry to ensure uninterrupted power supply keeping the future demand in mind.

On the new projects in Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (EPDCL), two new 400 KV sub-stations, six new 220 KV sub-stations, 30 new 132 KV sub-stations and enhancement of power transformer capacities at 32 sub-stations were proposed in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari districts to improve power supply situation and also to meet the future demand.

He said that transmission losses were 3.5 per cent in APTransco and 5.2 per cent in TGTransco.  CMD of EPDCL M Seshagiri Babu and directors were present.

Earlier, Vijayanand held a sub-station-wise power supply review meeting for five districts. Case-wise status of the sanctioned works related to new transmission lines, sub-stations, enhancement of power transformer capacities at the existing sub-stations was reviewed and instructions were issued to expedite the works and targets were fixed for completing the works in the next one year. A total amount of Rs 1,900 crore worth of works are under progress in the five districts, Seshagiri Babu said.

Power Facts

New Installations

Two 400 KV sub-stations six 220 KV sub-stations 30 new 132 KV sub-stations

Enhancement of capacities at 32 sub-stations

Rs 1,900 crore worth of works are under progress in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari districts

Targets were fixed for completing the works in the next one year

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