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Bifurcation: Governor reviews distribution of power entities

The Telangana Central Power Distribution Company will be in place by the appointed day June 2 while the separation of APGenco and APTransco between the two successor States can be completed within one year.

Report presented

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act has laid down guidelines and provisions for the reorganisation of APGenco and APTransco and the departments were working as per the guidelines, according to a report presented by M. Sahoo, Special Chief Secretary, Energy, in a review meeting held by Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan.

The Governor sought the progress of bifurcation work related to energy, companies, corporations and training institutions from senior officers dealing with those subjects here on Monday. “We will have to efficiently hand over the systems and institutions so that they will function smoothly in both the States from the appointed day,” he said.

The existing power purchase agreements between power companies and Central and State-level power stations would continue in the newly formed successor States till their agreement period expired. The power under existing PPAs would be divided among four Discoms in the ratio of Central Power Distribution Company Limited (46.06 per cent), NPDCL- 15.87 per cent, SPDCL- 22.27 per cent and EPDCL-15.8 per cent. The unallocated power produced by Central generating stations such as NTPC (15 per cent) would be distributed between two States based on actual energy consumption in the respective region in the last five years. AP would get 47.83 per cent and Telangana, 52.17 per cent.

The APGenco power producing stations would be distributed based on geographical location.

The Governor also directed the Energy Department officials to ensure that there would be no power fluctuations to the farm sector. Special care be taken to protect the interests of small and marginal farmers and safeguard their crops, he said.

Training institutions

Chief Secretary P.K. Mohanty informed the Governor that of the 107 major training institutions under 22 important departments, more institutes were under panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Higher education and School Education departments.

The meeting felt that 32 training institutions of various departments were needed to be continued in both the states from the appointed day. Fifteen universities would also continue in the same status.

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