State government’s focus on promoting non-conventional sources of energy has catapulted Andhra Pradesh as a forerunner in development of solar parks’ across the country, maintained AP TRANSCO CMD and APGENCO MD.K Vijayanand.
“We are leading in development of solar parks in the country, including the setting up the first facility in Anantapur district. The present installed capacity of solar parks is around 850 MW, and in the next four years, expected capacity addition is 5,000 MW. About 1,120 MW of installed capacity for wind power is expected to reach 5258 in the same duration,” he added.
The sources also indicate that state will overcome energy deficit with ongoing efforts from power utilities. The plan is to transform the power surplus State into a major supplier of 10 million units to other states.
AP as such has made quite a leap in terms of enhancement of installed capacity of generation and expansion of network. The State has also achieved a unique target of 100 per cent household electrification reaching out to more than 5.5 lakh households so far.
There should be further initiatives taken in terms of production and conservation. This is possible with active support from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), and the state has been implementing various energy efficiency measures such as distribution of LED lights, agricultural pumpset replacement schemes etc.,
AP state government now plans to circulate energy efficient fans and LED tube lights to the residents and citizens.