Development of Solar Power Sector in Telangana State, India
M. SHESHAGIRI, Dr. B.V.Sankerram
CEA- Central Electricity Authority, CERC –Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, DISCOMs- Distribution Companies, GOI- Government of India, MNRE- Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, RPPO-Renewable Power Purchase Obligation, TSERC –Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission.
At the time of formation of state, the scenario of Telangana State Power Sector was with industrial power holidays, 5 to 6 hours agriculture supply to formers and unscheduled domestic power cuts in rural as well as urban areas. The estimated deficit of power was around 1000 to 1500 MW. With a huge deficit of power and as a power starved state, the future is expected to be in difficult situation. The state government initiatives like power procurement about 1000 MW as Long Term Agreements, commissioning of pending Thermal Power Projects of about 1800MW, made the state power sector to overcome crucial situation, provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumer. In last 2 years the state electricity has turned up beyond the expectations, without industrial power holidays, 9 hours day time agriculture sector and no domestic load shedding except emergencies. Eco friendly and green corridor policies like roof top metering, solar power policy 2015 and wind power policy 2016 were announced by the government to overcome the power deficit as early as possible and move towards power surplus position by 2020. The state weather forecast is also favourable for solar power generation, with hot and dry climate. In this paper, development solar power sector in Telangana State is depicted in graphical form.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 4, Issue 7

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