Vizag sees 22% increase in energy consumption in 3 years | Visakhapatnam News

VISAKHAPATNAM: face The city consumed 6,696 million units of electricity in the 2018-19 fiscal year. This increased to 8,164 UM in 2021-22, resulting in a 22% increase in energy consumption in three years. Officials say this is the highest growth rate recorded for any city in the state.
Up to 10 gas-insulated substations were built in the city during this period to supply electricity to industries in Visakhapatnam. The rise in demand clearly shows the growing economic activity in Visakhapatnam.
Similarly, the power demand in Andhra Pradesh for the month of July 2018 was around 5,081 MU, while the demand for the month of July 2022 (till the 30th) was 5,312 MU. Andhra Pradesh Discoms responded to a request for 202.4 UM on July 30, Saturday. It was 194.7 MU on the same day in 2021. The demand for 202.4 MU was met with 59 MU from thermal power generation, 15.14 MU from hydel, 46.54 MU from power plants, 18.78 MU from independent power sources, 5 MU from wind power. , 23 MU from solar, 32 MU from market purchases, etc. Special Chief Secretary (Energy) K Vijayanand said the state government is implementing the Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project to lay underground power cables in Visakhapatnam at a cost of around Rs 720. crore. “The project was undertaken with the financial assistance provided by the World Bank,” Vijayanand said.
“The Ujjwal Bharath, Ujjwal Mahotsav, the program was carried out at 52 sites in the 26 districts of Andhra Pradesh. The program received an overwhelming response from key stakeholders as well as the general public. Central government officials were impressed with the arrangements and appreciated the efforts of the Andhra Pradesh government to organize the Ujjwal Bharat program in an efficient manner,” Vijayanand said.
Meanwhile, the government has instructed the Department of Energy to prepare a comprehensive action plan to improve public participation in the electricity sector. It is expected to strengthen the sector, improve consumer services and make social protection programs under Navaratnalu more effective.

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