Energy-efficient Agri Pump Sets across AP Soon

Survey to be conducted in 4 districts and scheme to be implemented in the entire state in a phased manner

Published: 30th July 2014 08:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2014 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The inefficient, non-ISI marked pump sets and lighting systems in households will be replaced in a phased manner in the state. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has given his approval to the proposal.

The state government approved a sample survey on the issue that was taken up in Rajanagaram mandal in East Godavari district. Based on the survey, a detailed report will be submitted by the Energy Efficiency System Limited (EESL) seeking replacement of around 36,000 agricultural pump sets, in which feeder feeder segregation has taken place, in 13 mandals of East Godavari district

Andhra Pradesh energy secretary Ajay Jain, in a letter on Monday, gave  his approval in principle to the state energy conservation mission (SECM) to conduct similar surveys in Srikakulam, West Godavari, Guntur and Anantapur districts. The four district have a total of 25 lakh domestic consumers.

Based on the experience in the four district, Discoms will submit a detailed proposal to the government for extending the scheme to all households in the state.

Jain, in his letter, stated that Discoms will be authorised to submit proposals to the APERC with the final revenue sharing model after the report is submitted. Based on the results in sample districts, replacement of non-ISI agricultural pump sets will also be taken up.

The Andhra Pradesh government or Discoms will not invest up front for the implementation of the two schemes.

Tenders will be floated for the procurement of LED bulbs and energy efficient pump sets. According to sources, the ESSL is likely to submit its report within three or four months.

Meanwhile, chief secretary IYR Krishna Rao, who is also the chairman of the SEC, has decided to conduct the second executive committee meeting of the body on August 8 at the AP secretariat to discuss the progress of energy efficiency and energy conservation (EE&EC) activities and also to work out modalities of implementing the scheme.

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