Power consumption declines in AP

Visakhapatnam: In a significance development, the power consumption in the State has come down across all the 13 districts. With the increase in solar power consumption and other power saving measures being maintained by the consumers both commercial and domestic, the pressure on the power generation, transmission and distribution companies has come down.

Highlights:
  • Official says the pressure on thermal plants has come down with the timely implementation of power saving measures at all the levels and rapid promotion of solar energy
  •  Large number of commercial and business houses establishing solar plants for their cent per cent needs

In fact, after the state bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh started its move with about 22 million units power deficit per day. However, during the three-year journey, there is a significance change in power consumption across the state. The pressure on the thermal plants has come down with the timely implementation of power saving measures at all the levels and rapid promotion of solar energy.

The Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant of NTPC which was established with 2,000 MW power has reduced its capacity to 1,400 MW. The Simhadri power plant generates power in four units each with a capacity of 500 MW. However, in the present fiscal, the plant has not generating to its full capacity as there is no demand from the transmission and distribution companies.

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