The Telangana government stated that there will not be any power woes or power holidays for the industrial and agriculture sectors. CM KCR has earlier assured the state people that there will not be power outage, and the government has been taking steps in this regard by buying 5 million units of power daily from the Southern Power Exchange to surmount the deficit of 800 MW.
CM KCR had a meet with TSGenco and Transco recently on the power situation in the state, and Mr. Prabhakara Rao, chairman of TSGenco and Transco has informed the CM, that the power deficit is likely to increase in the summer in next two months.
The TS energy department admitted that it will be a tough situation in the state from March to May. However, Telangana CM informed the department officials of the government’s efforts to procure power from Kayamkulam in Kerala (Eastern grid). KCR however is firm on allotting power to the agriculture and industry sectors.
The officials were also hoping that these sectors will not be affected by power woes, with the daily purchase and monitoring. Energy Secretary Aravind Kumar told the Telangana CM, “The power deficit condition can considerably be overcome, with the short term and long term plans.”
Meanwhile, CM KCR has already written to Prime Minister and the Union power minister for the power supply from the Eastern grid, while the former also asked to expedite the process of solar power generation.