Hyderabad: The Chief Minister, Mr K Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday announced that the details relating to the supply of power to the feeders would be uploaded into a website of the Energy department from April 1 to bring transparency in power supply.
Intervening during a discussion on the statement of the Government on power supply situation, in the Legislative Assembly, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the wide spread allegations of power cuts and break downs have prompted the State Government to place the details of the power supply in the public domain.
Accepting that there was break downs of power for four days from March 8, the Chief Minister informed that the generation of 1,420 MW of power was stopped at six power generation stations due to technical snags. By March 12, technical problem was sorted out and the generation of 1,260 MW power was restored. The remaining 600 MW power generation was yet to be restored, and over hauling works of the units were going on, he added.
A conflict between the GAIL and Reliance on an agreement has caused the power supply reduction from the base units to 2,600 MW from 3,000 MW. “I have requested the Union Minister, Mr Jaipal Reddy to take the initiative to resolve the situation. The dispute would be sorted out on Wednesday as the two firms would enter into an agreement on the day”, the Chief Minister said.
Claiming that the State has purchased 1,000 MW of power from Southern Grid at low price, the Chief Minister informed that the power would be utilized for the months of March and April. It would also be useful for power supply for Khariff season. There was also 22 percent increase in thermal power generation as it has risen to 105.2 Minnlion Units (MU) in the this year from 81.6 MU of last year, he added.
As on March 13, the seven hour power supply to the agriculture was in a single spell through 4,045 feeders, in two phases through 4,971 feeders and in three phases through 197 feeders, Mr Reddy said and added that seven hour power supply was not ensured for 39 feeders due to technical problems in the last week. The officials concerned in the districts have been directed to keep roll stock of transformers to avoid delay in replacement of burned transformers, he informed.
“Out of Rs 800 crores allocated for GHMC under Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme (APDRP), Rs 252 crores have been earmarked for the Old City only. The illegal power connections were high and power bills collection was low in the Old City. The legislators of Old City area should encourage the people to pay the power bills properly”, he requested.(NSS)