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2560 MW of additional power to be generated by 2022

The State Government of Andhra Pradesh is prepping to generate additional 2560 MW of power by the financial year 2022.

The state as of now has a surplus of power. When the state was bifurcated AP used to have a deficit of 22 million units power, but now with the increased generation capacity by 84% from 9529 MW, it is being maintained a surplus. 
Energy Minister Kimidi Kala Venkata Rao, addressing reporters after a high-level sector review meeting said the state’s installed power generation capacity was 17520 MW at the end of financial year.

He said, "The main reason for this power surplus state is capacity building on the generation side, the most recent addition being the 600 MW stage-4 of Rayalaseema Thermal Power Project, which started commercial production on March 28".

The new plants are coming up with a cost of more than 15000 crores over the next four years include the 800 MW stage-5 of Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station, 800 MW stage-2 of Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station and Polavaram Hydro Electric Project.

Andhra Pradesh is the first state in the country, where power storage facility is being created to store 40 MW of wind and 120 MW of solar using a hybrid model.

The Minister further said, "We have also installed 47 MW of rooftop solar energy". "We will store power in the nights and use it when required during emergencies," he added.

A pilot project has been launched in Makkuva, a tribal mandal of Vizianagaram district, while another would soon be opened in SPS Nellore district.
 

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