AP Genco and NTPC are set to sign up for memorandum of understanding for development of a 1000 mw solar power park in Andhra Pradesh.
This is part of the State Government’s effort to boost power generation through renewable energy sector. Apart from the initiative to rope in NTPC for the mega project, AP Genco has called for bidding process of development of 500 mw of solar power, according to K. Vijayanand, Chairman and Managing Director of AP Genco.
According to a statement from AP Genco, the State is seeking to expedite the construction of 800 mw of additional capacity in Krishnapatnam, 800 mw in Vijayawada Thermal Power Station and has plans to develop a 960 mw hydel power house at the Polavaram multi-purpose project.
The State Government has announced its plans to provide 24×7 power supply with effect from October 2, 2014 to households, industries and nine hours power supply to the farm sector. Towards achieving this goal, the State has also initiated measures to further bring down transmission and distribution losses.
With the Srisailam reservoir close to its full reservoir level of 885 feet, the State is hoping to generate hydel power and also be in a position to supply water to its irrigation sources, a statement from AP Genco said.
Source : TheHinduBusinessLine