NTPC-Simhadri celebrates ‘Bijli Mahotsav’
As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, The Ministry of Power in association with NTPC organized a ‘Bijli Mahotsav’ in Anakapalle district of Atchutapuram- MSME hall today.
The Bijli Mahotsav was used as a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the state and the Central Governments and highlight the key achievements of the power sector. Some of the key highlights have been –
India is exporting electricity to its neighboring countries now
We can transmit 1,12,000 MW of electricity from one corner of the country to the other using this grid
Today we generate 1,63,000 MW through Renewable Energy sources.
We are installing Renewable Energy capacity at the faster pace in the world.
In 2015 the average hours of supply in Rural areas was 12.5 Hrs which has now increased to an average 22.5 Hrs
The government has introduced Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 under which-
The maximum time limit for getting a new connection has been notified
Consumers can now become prosumer by adopting roof top solar
Timely billing will be ensured
Timelines notified for addressing the meter related complaints
The state regulatory authority will notify timelines for other service
DISCOMs will set up 24X7 call centers to address to consumer complaints
Achieved 100% village electrification (18,374) in 2018 in 987 days
Achieved 100% household electrification (2.86 Cr) in 18 months. Identified as the world’s largest.
Chief Guest of this occasion is Smt J Subdra- Z. P Chair person and Yelamanchili MLA Shri Ramanamurthy Raju, P Ravi Subash Collector and District Magistrate, Vijay Kumar CEO, T Mallaiah – NTPC Nodal Officer Anakapalle and Ramana Murthy – APEPDCL Nodal Officer Anakapalle. Group General Manager Sh G C Choukse and Smt Ruma De Sharma-AGM (HR) were also mattended.