Efforts are on to get another 200 MW from T.N.

In a bid to meet electricity demand, Andhra Pradesh will be procuring 100 MW from Karnataka from July 1, even as efforts were on to get another 200 MW Tamil Nadu.

Orders have already been placed for procuring 300 MW. The Centre has already agreed to provide an additional 65 MW from the Central generating stations to Andhra Pradesh.

Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, who along with senior officials briefed Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, about the initiatives taken by the State Energy Conservation Mission, informed him about the power supply position and procurement of additional power. They told the Chief Minister that there was a deficit of 23 million units with the power utilities supplying 123 MU as against the demand of 148 MU.

Mr. Naidu directed the officials to procure additional power from various sources to meet the requirements of public.

In a release here, CEO of State Energy Conservation Mission, A. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, said the State government has decided to adopt multi-pronged strategy to ensure supply of adequate and quality power to consumers by putting in place Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation (EE&EC) measures, apart from expediting completion of ongoing projects and reducing transmission and distribution losses.

He said the Chief Minister will shortly hold a high-level meeting on energy efficiency and give a road map to SECM on energy efficiency measures to save 15-20 per cent of energy.