Power situation likely to improve with additional supply from GAIL

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 19, 2012

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The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, today assured CII that the power supply situation will improve with additional gas supply from GAIL and improved hydel power generation.

While GAIL has assured to supply re-gasified liquefied natural gas to support 500 mw of power generation, the State has asked GAIL to support with gas supply of about 5 million standard cubic meters per day enough to generate additional 1000 mw of power, he said.

Admitting that the demand supply gap has widened with the energy demand going up by about 15 per cent, he assured that the State would be better off once additional gas for about 1,000 mw is provided by GAIL for next two years.

Wind farms

Responding to Mr Ramesh Kymal, Chairman, renewable energy council, CII, on the need to encourage non-conventional energy projects, particularly wind power generation farms, the Chief Minister said that the changes suggested by them are being looked into and a favourable policy will be announced soon.

Mr Kymal, who is the Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa, an equipment supplier for wind energy projects, said Andhra Pradesh has potential to add 2,000 mw of wind power projects every year provided a workable tariff is offered to developers.

"In fact, we can set up 2,000 mw by December itself, if we are offered a tariff of Rs.4.50 per unit," he said.

Published on July 19, 2012
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