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New energy conservation plan to be charted out in Andhra Pradesh

According to reports, the Andhra Pradesh Government has directed the Energy Co-ordination Cell to prepare a comprehensive action plan for awareness campaign for energy conservation in various sectors both at the demand and supply side in the transmission networks.

According to a statement from the Energy Coordination Cell, the Government has called for new plan after being impressed with the recommendations of the report submitted by the Energy Conservation Committee headed by Mr Ahmed Nadeem, Chairman and Managing Director of AP Eastern Power Distribution Company Ltd.

The State experienced a record consumption of 288 million units (MUs ) during the recent khariff crop season as against 277 MUs in rabi. Considering this abnormal spurt in demand, Andhra Pradesh power utilities are strengthening transmission and distribution (T&D) network by investing Rs 14,000 crore over the next four years and also stepping efforts to curb losses.

In addition, AP Genco is planning to achieve additional capacity of 3,210 MW during the same period. AP Transco and AP Discoms are implementing various schemes to reduce the Aggregate Technical and Commercial losses to ensure better services to the consumers.

Mr A. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Member Secretary, Energy Co-ordination Cell, said the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, has suggested State vigorously implement the Energy Conservation Act-2001.

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