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Andhra Pradesh to ink agreements with solar power developers soon

According to reports, Andhra Pradesh will soon sign power purchase agreements with solar photovoltaic project developers under the State’s solar power policy a top Government official said.

“The letters of intent have been issued to the developers and PPAs will be shortly signed. We expect at least 500 MW capacity to come up by early next year under the State solar policy,” said M Sahoo, Special Chief Secretary, Department of Energy.

“We are trying to sort out the evacuation issue which will enable solar power plants to function normally even in areas where there is no power supply,” he added.

Referring to the demand-supply mismatch, he said the Government plans to generate an additional 200 MW using naphtha and 500 MW using LNG. Some of the concerns expressed by them (developers) in terms of evacuation of power in rural areas are being addressed, and we expect to resolve them through a representation to the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission,” Sahoo pointed out.

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