Arrangements have been made, at the instance of the AP Transco, to supply gas from Krishna-Godavari basin of the Reliance Industries to the 445-MW Konaseema power project in East Godavari district to enable it to start generation.
This followed an approval given by the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) to the Transco's proposal to purchase power from Konaseema.
The entire system of the project, including the switch-yard and the transmission lines which would evacuate the generated power and wheel into the State grid, has been readied.
The Konaseema project has three units, two with 140 MW capacity each and one with 280 MW. For the present, only the two units with smaller capacities will go on stream.
The APERC also conceded Transco's request to extend the time-limit up to March 31 to submit its tariff proposals for 2010-11 fiscal. Meanwhile, the distribution companies have been asked to ensure night supply (6 pm to 6 am) to all households in the State in the light of students preparing for various examinations; for seven hours to farm pumpsets to save the standing rabi crops; and provide supply to industries on all days except Sundays and the days observed as “power holidays”.
They have been instructed not supply power to industries from 6 pm to 10 pm every day.
The Transco supplied 228 million units from all its sources when the unrestricted demand in the state, indeed, reached a whopping level of 270 mu.