The Andhra Pradesh government has identified 1.45 lakh acres in Kadapa, Kurnool, Anantapur districts where the energy department is planning to set up pumped hydro storage power projects with a total capacity of 33.24 gigawatt for these proposed renewable energy parks.
Energy secretary, Srikant Nagulapalli said these pumped hydro storage power will improve the power supply position in the state.
“It has become a role model for other states by saving `2,342 crore in 2019-20 and 2020-21. The Union ministry of power has also appreciated the AP power utilities for their sustained efforts to achieve savings and reduce burden on the discoms. The power utilities completed the agriculture feeder up-gradation works with `1,700 crore to supply free power during day time to more than 18 lakh agriculture pump sets. The power utilities have taken up special measures to reduce interruptions in power supply and provide quality power to consumers. As a result, the interruptions reduced to 1.77 lakh in 2020-21 from three lakh in 2019-20. Similarly, the average cost of service reduced to `7.18 per unit in 2020-21 against `7.23 in 2019-20,” said Srikant.