Vijayawada: The demand for power in Andhra Pradesh has increased by eight per cent during April-August period of the current financial year, according to an official report.
The report, submitted by Department of Energy to the government at the two-day District Collectors conference on Friday, said power demand between April and August has escalated to 21,371 million units against 19,839 million units during the same period a year ago.
The state maintained uninterrupted power supply to domestic, commercial and industrial sectors through regularly monitoring the load even as hydel power generation units were closed due to lack of water supply in reservoirs.
To encourage energy saving, government has distributed LED bulbs for all households in district of Anatapur, Guntur, West Godavari and Srikakulam, the report said, adding, the government has decided to extend the scheme in the remaining nine districts of AP.
Government has also replaced 1.70 lakh street bulbs with solar bulbs in some of the identified municipalities and Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, it said.