AP Transco has outlined plans to bring down transmission losses further to 4.1 per cent and complete the construction of 36 extra high-tension (EHT) sub-stations of 220 kV and 132 kV capacities in the State by March.
This move is aimed at meeting the growing demand and providing better quality of power supply to consumers.
According to a statement from the AP Energy Coordination Cell, Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) today approval the construction of five more EHT (132 kV) sub-stations with an outlay of Rs 95 crore.
This is part of AP Transco efforts to strengthen the transmission network over the next four years with an investment outlay of Rs 6,000 crore on the transmission network alone. The Discoms are planning to take up construction of 33/11 kV sub-stations.
Mr Ajay Jain, Chairman and Managing Director of AP Transco, said augmentation of power transformers in various EHT sub-stations should be completed within the scheduled period. The officials informed that capacity around 1,100 MVA out of targeted 2,000 MVA has been completed and the remaining will be implemented by March 2012.
A high-level meeting attended by officials resolved that the power utility has to continue its sustained efforts to reduce transmission losses to 4.1 per cent as targeted by APERC as against the present transmission losses of 4.18 per cent. Mr Jain said that AP Transco had the lowest transmission losses and is focussing on bringing it down further.
During October 2011, the State experienced highest power demand of 286 million units a day.