Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh has sought the support of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to deploy energy efficient technology in industries. The state’s power utilities have stepped up their efforts to meet surging power demand. The state is currently recording an average daily demand of 218 million units, representing a 35% increase from the 161 MU registered four years ago. The discoms even met their highest ever power demand of more than 262 MU during this summer.
Special chief secretary (energy) K Vijayanand, during an interaction with EESL senior executives Animesh Mishra, Savitri Singh, Adesh Saxena, Ashish, and Pawan, said the energy department is keen on advanced energy-efficient global technologies in collaboration with EESL.
Responding to the request of the special chief secretary, EESL CEO Vishal Kapoor, who participated in the meeting virtually from Delhi, agreed in principle to provide support. This will be aimed at enhancing power reliability and sustainability, said Vishal Kapoor.
The state earlier brought out Andhra Pradesh renewable energy export policy, 2020. The policy not only encourages renewable energy production, but also incentivises the establishment of renewable energy equipment manufacturing facilities within the state. This would also help promote industrialisation and create employment. Furthermore, the state government has called upon power utilities to channel their efforts towards providing industries with top-tier power quality.
An integrated approach, involving various departments and utilities, is being planned to expedite energy efficiency initiatives within the state. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency and EESL are expected to play a pivotal role in stimulating the state’s economy through enhanced energy efficiency.
Vijayanand said the growth indicators of the state speak volumes. “Andhra Pradesh’s commitment to sustainable power is bearing fruit, as reflected in impressive statistics. The state could meet a record energy demand throughout this summer,” said the special chief secretary.
“We are ready to aid Andhra Pradesh’s pursuit of sustainable energy. Our goals align with the state’s objectives,” said Vishal Kapoor.