TS tops in per capita power consumption: Energy minister
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
Transmission and distribution (T&D) losses in the state have come down to 11.46 per cent from 16.06 per cent when the state was created
Energy minister G. Jagadish Reddy (Twitter)
Hyderabad: Power transmission losses suffered by Telangana remains at 2.47 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the country and the state is maintaining the highest transmission availability at an envious 99.98 per cent.
This was stated in the Legislative Assembly by energy minister G. Jagadish Reddy on Monday. He said that transmission and distribution (T&D) losses in the state have come down to 11.46 per cent from 16.06 per cent when the state was created.
"Way back in 2014, there was a huge power shortage. There were power holidays for all sectors in the state and the state began its journey in darkness. However, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao laid special focus on the power sector and improved the situation within six months. Today, it is the only state that is providing 24x7 quality and uninterrupted power supply to all sectors apart from round-the-clock free power to agriculture. The state now tops in per capita power consumption," Reddy said.
The state's contracted capacity has more than doubled from 7,778 MW in 2014 to 17,182 MW now. The state grid has met peak demand of 13,688 MW on March 26, 2021 and had a record consumption of 283.38 million units on April 3, 2021, surpassing the peak demand of the undivided Andhra Pradesh at 13,162 MW on March 23, 2014, he said.
"Around Rs 34,970 crore was spent since 2014 in strengthening the transmission and distribution network. Kakatiya thermal power project of 600 MW, Lower Jurala HES of 240MW, Pulichintala 120 MW, KTPS (stage-7) 800 MW, Bhadradri thermal power station 1080 MW have been commissioned by TS Genco. Meanwhile, a 4,000 MW thermal power project is under progress at Damaacherla," Reddy stated.