New Power Price in Telangana

powerThe Telangana Energy Department has come out with a new proposal to put the burden on the electricity consumers.

The government making several suggestions including streamlining the tariff structure and the promotion of new and renewable energy generation as an alternative to hydal and thermal power.

The tariff structure and the promotion of new and renewable energy generation as an alternative to hydal and thermal power.

The report said the government had been burdened by the increasing power purchase every agricultural season and summer when the power consumption became high. It resulted in DISCOMS falling in debt trap, making the utilities inefficient with the lack of financial resources.

It asked the government to promote prepaid meters so that the non-payment of power bills by consumers could be avoided. Replacement of the existing mechanical meters with digital meters was also the need of the hour to stop of the pilferage of power.

The shelved Shankarapalli gas based power plant (planned to set up in Ranga Reddy district) should be revived said officials.

It is expected that the Kakatiya Thermal Plant being set up by TSGENCO would provide 8,500 MW of power and Singareni Project in Jaipur in Adilabad district would supply 1,200 MW.

Energy Secretary SK Joshi said the energy requirement for the State would be increased by 54 per cent in five years. He predicted that the energy demand would increase from 54,998 MU (million units) in 2014-5 to 84,496 MU in 2018-19.

Reports says that the gas-based plants would soon get relief from gas scarcity, the officials said the continuation of the PPAs entered in the erstwhile AP would help Telangana to get the required power in the next five years.

Medaram Jathara

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