Saturday, 20 October 2012

AP Economy Bits: AP-Socio Economic Survey 2011-12 : Power

The Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board was formed in 1959.

During 1999, the APSEB has been restructured into two functionally distinct corporations viz., APGENCO & APTRANSCO.

Distribution business was segregated from APTRANSCO by formation of four distribution companies w.e.f. 01-04-2000.

Trading activities were entrusted to four Discoms w.e.f. 09.06.2005 in compliance with Electricity Act, 2003.

From 1959 to 2011-12 (upto September,2011), the installed capacity has been increased from 213 Mega Watt (MW) to 15768.14 MW.

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) constituted by Government of Andhra Pradesh, has been functioning w.e.f 31st March 1999.

Government of Andhra Pradesh provided free power to Agriculture Sector with effect from 14.05.2004.

The Government of India has introduced Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) programme in the year 2005 with an aim to provide access to electricity to all households in the country.

High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) was introduced in the State which aims at reduction of loss through replacement of the low voltage network with High Voltage and installation of large number of smaller capacity 11 kV / 400 V transformers viz., 25/16 kVA for supply to agricultural consumers.

Solar Photovoltaic Power Project at Jurala HEP(1MW) is proposed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission(JNNSM).

The present installed capacity in the State up to the end of September 2011 (including share from Central Sector) is 15,768.14 MW.

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