“Alarming”: Andhra Pradesh CM seeks PM Modi over the fear of energy crisis

Andhra Pradesh CM seeks PM Modi over the fear of energy crisis:

In a letter to PM Modi, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked him to direct. The Coal Ministry and the Railways to allot 20 coal rakes to thermal power stations in Andhra Pradesh. The CM said the power demand increased by 15%. In the last six months and by 20% in the last month

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday sought. The seeks Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s “urgent personal attention” to monitor. The power generation scenario and take appropriate remedial measures. To tide over the crisis in view of the non-availability of coal stocks.

To avert chaotic conditions that are likely to arise out of load shedding, Given the state’s precarious financial situation. It was not able to purchase the required power from the open market. As the purchase prices have also shot up with growing demand. The cm urged the PM to direct coal and railway ministries. To allot 20 coal rakes to thermal states and banks be instructed. To provide working capital loans liberally to discoms (distribution companies) till the crisis is tided over.

“In Andhra Pradesh, the post-COVID-19 power demand increased by 15 percent. In the last six months and by 20 percent in the last one month. Coupled with the coal shortage is pushing the countries. The energy sector is in turmoil,” Jagan said in a letter written to the prime minister. This will save the coal transport time and quantity limitations in coal transportation in non-pit head coal plants, he said. Deep-water well gas available with ONGC and Reliance could be supplied. On an emergency basis to the 2,300 MW non-working gas-based power plants in the state, he said.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening. The central priest said the force request expanded by 15% over the most recent half-year and by 20% over. The most recent one month, combined with a coal deficiency. “The power generation stations operated by AP power generation corporation (APGenco). Which meet about 45% of the state’s energy needs, have coal stocks hardly sufficient for one or two days. The coal-based power plants are operating at less than 50% of their 90 MU/day capacity because of coal shortages. Even the Central Generating Stations have not been able to supply more than 75% of their 40 MU/day capacity,” he said. He further said the deficit of nearly 500 megawatts (MW) from central generating stations due to plant maintenance can bridged by reviving. The plants at the earliest or maintenance postponed.


Featuring the energy emergency being looked at in the express. The main clergyman said Andhra Pradesh has been satisfying. The network needs around 185-190 super units (MU) day by day. Force age stations worked by APGENCO. Which supply around 45% of the state’s energy needs, barely have coal stocks for 1 or 2 days and age from these could affect further. Jagan said the state had to depend heavily on market purchases for sourcing its shortfall energy. The daily average market price of about 40 MU/day power has increased. Three times, from an average of ₹4.6 per unit (kilowatt-hour) on September 15 to a daily average of ₹15 per unit on Friday.

Jagan also mentioned that the rates in day-ahead and real-time power markets are soaring day by day and have reached the peak of ₹20 per unit. At most times of the day irrespective of peak or off-peak hours. ” The power is additionally not accessible in specific hours. In the market because of less accessibility of age in the country,” he said. Adding, That it is a significant “disturbing circumstance” and funds of dissemination organizations would disintegrate further if the circumstance perseveres. The CM also requested that banks and lending institutions instructed to provide working capital loans liberally. To the power distribution companies to make coal payments and also undertake market purchases.

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