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Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited(GENCO)

APGENCO
Type Government-owned Corporation-PSU
Industry Electricity generation
Founded 1998
Headquarters Hyderabad, India
Key people S.V.Prasad Chairman,Ajay Jain Managing Director [1]
Products Electricity
Total assets ?INR 173.44 billion (2008) orUSD 3.5 Billion
Total equity ?INR 21.17 billion (2008) orUSD 500 Million
Employees 10889 (2008)
Website http://apgenco.gov.in/

Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGENCO) is the electricity generation company of the Government of Andhra Pradeshstate in India. It has an installed capacity of 7048.4 MW which makes it the third largest power generation company in India.

History

APGENCO came into existence on 28.12.1998 and commenced operations from 01.02.1999. It was formed as part of power sector reforms by the state government to unbundle the activities relating to Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Power. All the Generating Stations owned by erstwhile APSEB (Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board) were transferred to the control of APGENCO.

Generation Capacity

The installed capacity of APGENCO as on 01.09.2008 is 7048.9 MW comprising 3382.50 MW Thermal, 3664.4 MW Hydro and 2 MW Wind power stations, and contributes about half the total Energy Requirement of Andhra Pradesh. APGENCO is third largest power generating utility in the Country next to NTPC and Mahagenco. It’s installed Hydro capacity of 3664.4 MW is the second highest among the Country.

Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited(TRANSCO)

APTRANSCO
Type Government-owned Corporation-PSU
Industry Electricity transmission
Founded 1998
Headquarters Hyderabad, India
Key people Sutirtha Bhattacharya IAS, Chairman & Managing Director
Products Electricity
Total assets ?INR (2008) or USD
Total equity ?INR (2008) or USD
Website http://aptransco.gov.in/

APTRANSCO is the Electricity Transmission company of the Government of Andhra Pradesh state in India.[1] It has ceased to do power trading and has retained with powers of controlling system operations of Power Transmission

History

Government of Andhra Pradesh enacted the AP Electricity REFORMS ACT in 1998.As a sequel the APSEB was unbundled into Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGENCO) & Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APTRANSCO) on 01.02.99. APTRANSCO was further unbundled w.e.f. 01.04.2000 into “Transmission Corporation” and four “Distribution Companies” (DISCOMS)]

Current Role

From Feb 1999 to June 2005 APTransco remained as Single buyer in the state -purchasing power from various Generators and selling it to DISCOMs in accordance with the terms and conditions of the individual PPAs at Bulk Supply Tariff (BST) rates. Subsequently, in accordance with the Third Transfer Scheme notified by GoAP, APTransco has ceased to do power trading and has retained with powers of controlling system operations of Power Transmission.

Distribution Company

i)Central Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited(APCPDCL)

With  a  vision  to  fulfill  the  expectations  of  the  Government,  the  Central  Power Distribution  Company  of  A.P.  Limited, which  came  into  being  on  1st  April  2000 as a sequel  to  the  A.P.  Electricity  Reforms  Act.  1998, with  an  objective  of electricity to the people at an affordable price. With  its  headquarters  at  Hyderabad,  the  APCPDCL  encompasses  an  area  of seven districts viz., Anantapur, Kurnool, Mahaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Medak and Rangareddy, Catering to the power requirements of 57.4 million consumers.

APCPDCL has a vast infrastructure facility in its operating area with 972 Nos. of 33/11 KV substations, 1,459 Nos. of power  transformers, 522 Nos. of 33 KV  feeders, 3,676 Nos.  of  11  KV  feeders  and  around  1,60,983  Nos.  of  distribution  transformers of various capacities.

With  a  vision  to  fulfill  the  expectations  of  the  Government,  the  Central  Power Distribution  Company  of  A.P.  Limited, which  came  into  being  on  1st  April  2000 as a sequel  to  the  A.P.  Electricity  Reforms  Act.  1998, with  an  objective  of electricity to the people at an affordable price.With  its  headquarters  at  Hyderabad,  the  APCPDCL  encompasses  an  area  of seven districts viz., Anantapur, Kurnool, Mahaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Medak and Rangareddy,Catering to the power requirements of 57.4 million consumers.APCPDCL has a vast infrastructure facility in its operating area with 972 Nos. of 33/11KV substations, 1,459 Nos. of power  transformers, 522 Nos. of 33 KV  feeders, 3,676Nos.  of  11  KV  feeders  and  around  1,60,983  Nos.  of  distribution  transformers ofvarious capacities.

ii)Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL)

Following  the advent of power reforms in the country, the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL) was formed on the 31st of March, 2000,  to serve as a Distribution Company of AP Transco.APEPDCL, Visakhapatnam is the leading Indian power utility serving a consumer base of over 4 million spread across five districts in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

APEPDCL  is responsible for undertaking distribution and bulk supply of power in the operation circles of Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, East and West Godavari districts and 17 Divisions of Coastal Andhra Pradesh.  APEPDCL supplies power to over 42 lakh consumers belonging to different categories through a network consisting of  427 Sub-stations of 33 KV level, 1807 feeders of 11 KV level and more than 93,204 distribution transformers of different levels.  The Corporate Office and Headquarters of APEPDCL is situated at Visakhapatnam.

iii)NORTHERN POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY OF A.P. LTD(APNPDCL)

Northern Power Distribution Company of A.P. Ltd (APNPDCL) was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 as a Public Limited Company on 30-03-2000 with headquarters at Warangal to carryout electricity distribution business as part of the unbundling of erstwhile A.P.S.E.B. The Company caters the electricity requirements of Warangal, Karminagar, Khammam, Nizamabad and Adilabad Districts. The company reaches out to a population of about 140.9 lacs (as per 1991 census) spread across hamlets, villages and towns spanning an area of 66,860 sqkm.

d)Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited(APSPDL)

AP Power Sector Reforms envisage creation of Distribution Companies as Government Undertakings for the first few years and privatization later on. The Andhra Pradesh Gazette No.37 published by the Government of Andhra Pradesh on Friday the 31st of March 2000 declared formally formation of Distribution Companies. In this process, Andhra Pradesh Southern Electricity Distribution Company was formed for the following six districts of Andhra Pradesh. The Corporate Office and Headquarters of APSPDCL is at Tirupati City.

APSPDCL was formed in April 1, 2000 to serve Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa districts with a vision to ‘become an efficient utility supplying reliable and quality power, promoting economic development and being self-reliant commercially’.

As on 31st March 04, SPDCL has a robust distribution network to cater to customers spread across 81331 sq. Km representing 326 mandals, 6177 villages and 86 assembly constituencies.

Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory commission(Regulatory Authority)

Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission was constituted on 31.03.1999 under the A.P. Electricity Reform Act, 1998.  Since its inception, the APERC has taken several initiatives to improve the functionality of the Power Sector in the state of AP to make it viable and more importantly to protect the interests of the consumers.  The commission issued Licenses to the APTRANSCO, the four Distribution Companies and the nine Rural Electric Cooperatives in the state.  Six Tariff Orders have been issued.  These (including the order of 2005-06 in Telugu language) can be accessed through Orders on the Home page of APERC.  Several path breaking documents have been formulated and released relating to the performance of the Licensees and protection of the interests of the consumers viz., Customer’s right to information, Licensee’s complaint handling procedure, the grid code, Guidelines for Investment proposals, Load Forecasting and Power Procurement procedure, Merit Order Dispatch and Long Term tariff Principles (LTTP) etc.

Consequent to the enactment of the Electricity Act 2003, the Commission formulated and notified a number of Regulations on important aspects of Supply of Electricity to the consumers.  These Regulations can be accessed in Regulations on the Home page of APERC.

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  2. Carol Ting says:

    Would appreciate if you could please provide us the Utilities cost in Andhra Pradesh

    Water cost per m3
    Electricity cost per kw

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