The AP Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (APERC) has constituted an skilled committee to check and put together a report on the methodology to be adopted for approval/ratification of short-term energy procurement in order that the general energy buy prices are diminished to the extent doable and the customers derived the profit from it within the type of affordable tariffs and on the identical time the pursuits of discoms are protected.
APERC secretary C. Ramakrishna acknowledged in a press launch that the committee, which consists of Usha Ramachandra, Professor & Director of the Centre for Power Research, Administrative Employees School of India, Hyderabad, N. Sree Kumar from Prayas Power Group and M. Sivarami Reddy, retired chief engineer of APSEB, will submit their report in a month.
It was additional mentioned that energy buy price constitutes about 80% of the annual income requirement of the discoms and any enhance thereof adversely impacts the electrical energy tariffs levied on the customers.
Part of the ability buy prices is accounted by the short-term procurement of energy from the market necessitated to bridge the demand-supply hole. Objections are being raised again and again on the necessity to procure short-term energy when the State is in an power surplus scenario.
Mr. Ramakrishna mentioned: “Although it’s true that the State is in an power surplus scenario on an annual foundation, the unpredictable and intermittent nature of technology from the renewable sources is leading to a niche between demand and provide throughout sure time blocks or seasons forcing the discoms to go for short-term procurement to bridge the hole.”
The APERC, subsequently, constituted the above committee to recommend methods to maintain the short-term energy buy prices in manageable limits in an effort to deliver down the general prices.
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