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Ensure 24x7 Power, AP Officials Told

Published: 20th April 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As several Chinese firms are keen to invest in the State in various sectors, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu wants the officials of the energy department to provide uninterrupted 24x7 quality power to all the industries across the State. He also wants them to replicate the Shanghai model of power development in the new Capital city of Amaravati.

This was conveyed by Energy Secretary Ajay Jain, who has returned from China after a six-day tour of that country along with the Chief Minister, to the top officials of power sector during an interaction with them here on Sunday.

During the interaction, Jain reminded the officials that Naidu had during his China visit directed them to evolve a foolproof mechanism for providing reliable, uninterrupted, 24x7 quality power to the industries.

“Several international companies like Xiaomi, Foxconn, Guizhou and Brandix are very much interested to set up their units in AP.

In this regard, the government is very keen to ensure 24 X 7 quality power supply to all industrial, residential, & commercial consumers, which will enhance the economical growth of the State,” he said. Hence, the energy department secretary asked the power utilities to take all possible measures for enhancement of power generation from conventional and non-conventional sources (renewable energy), reduction of AT&C losses and segregation of  feeders with a special focus on energy efficiency.

Further, Jain suggested to the CMDs of DISCOMs to scrupulously comply with the directions of the government and issue feasibility certificates to the new and prospective industries within 21 days, by adopting a Single Window/Desk system.

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