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Transco may buy 620 m.u. to meet power shortfall

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Hyderabad , Feb. 2

THE Andhra Pradesh Government plans to buy total energy of about 620 million units (mu). To meet the shortfall of energy due to hydel generation, it has started purchasing power from the Power Trading Corporation (PTC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Orissa and Chhattisgarh during off-peak hours.

A decision has been taken to over-drawal from the Central Generating Stations in order to meet the energy requirements. The State Chief Minister, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, has addressed the Ministry of Petroleum seeking increase in gas allocation to the full requirements of the State, which means an addition of 150 MW power from the existing gas stations or rise from the present level of 1,000 MW to 1,150 MW.

The total hydro generation in the current year 2003-04 would be 2,819 mu against the Tariff Order provision of 6,757 mu resulting in a shortfall of 58 per cent. In efforts to meet the upcoming requirements of the farming community during the rabi season, the Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation (APTransco) and the Distribution Companies (DISCOMS) have formed special technical teams at mandal/substation level in the State to monitor and ensure satisfactory supply to all categories of consumers, especially agriculture.

In an open letter to the agricultural consumers, who number around 25 lakh, the Chairperson & Managing Director of APTransco, Ms Rachel Chatterjee, said the prime objective of the power utilities would be to fully protect the standing crops.

In a press release, the Transco, which recently submitted a Strategy Paper to the State Government regarding satisfactory supply of power to consumers, said efforts to open `round-the-clock' call centres and control rooms to monitor the power supply directly were being worked out.

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