AP Transco has bagged the prestigious “India Power award” of the Council of Power Utilities, New Delhi, for 2010 for its overall performance in transmission system availability and in cutting down transmission and distribution losses.
The council is a representative body of the all the power utilities in the country, both government and private. The Transco achieved a transmission system availability of 99.89 per cent, the highest among the States, and reduced the transmission & distribution (T& D) losses to 18.4 per cent to be eligible to get the award.
Transco MD Ajay Jain will receive the award from Union Minister of State for Power Bharat Sinh Solanki, at a function being organised at New Delhi on Thursday. This is the second award that Transco secured this year for its performance in these areas, the first being “Enertia award 2010”. Chief Minister K. Rosaiah complimented the Transco for the achievement and asked its officials and staff to rededicate themselves to providing quality and reliable power supply.
He said “well done keep it up” at a meeting with energy officials.
Mr. Ajay Jain said the T& D losses would be brought down to 15 per cent in four years.