To address the ongoing power shortage among the industrial community in the state, the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Fapcci) is inviting the industrial consumers to purchase additional power to meet their industrial requirements.
Fapcci has been in talks with Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation Limited (APTransco) to get required additional power to tide over the current power shortage, according to a Fapcci release.
The state is seeking to buy additional power as there is a shortage of around 50 million units per day. The current per day demand is around 269 mu, whereas the state is supplying only 216 m per day. So, the industries are facing power shortage of nearly 15 days in a month.
It is expected that the current power crisis in the state is going to get worse and deteriorate during the February-May period next year. To address the power crisis, the state government has decided to procure 1,500 Mw of additional power a month during the October-May 2013 period and approved release of Rs 600 crore for the additional power purchases.
APTransco has received approval to purchase 2mmscmd (mllion metric standard cubic meter per day) of RLNG (regasified liquified natural gas) to generate 400Mw power from the state government, according to the release.
As per the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) R&C orders, industries are allowed to draw power limited to 60% of CMD (KVA) and only 40% of kWh (killo watt hour). So industries may require additional power by 40% of CMD and 60% of energy, the release added.
Industrial consumers may spend around 10 per unit of power based on the spot purchase cost of RLNG, the release said.