Governor opens TRANSCO, GENCO headquarters
“The roads are dark and deep and you have miles to go before you sleep, not only you but also entire TRANSCO and GENCO employees,” remarked Governor E S L Narsimhan after inaugurating the new building complex for electricity department’s headquarters here on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that the new building complex is not less than a corporate building with all the modern facilities. Narsimhan said: “Since the building was not given any name, I would like to name it as ‘Samvruddhi’, which means enriched.”
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that his government is brining the second phase of power sector reforms. As part of it, the government is focused on renewable energy such as solar power and wind power, he said. “If we generate the electricity at one place and use it there itself, it will reduce the transmission lose. It is possible through solar energy. With this, the transmission lose will come down from 13.89 per cent to 3 per cent. We are also working on energy storage systems,” the Chief Minister said on the occasion.
He added that the new building has adopted disruptive technologies such as Sequential Data Control and Data Acquisition, through which the authorities can monitor power management systems.
Chairman and Managing Director of Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (TRANSCO) K Vijayanand said the AP is now surplus power State. The government is looking for energy effective and cost effective ways to minimise electricity charges. The new buildings, which are spread across 82,800 and 32,000 square feet respectively, are the first permanent headquarters complex in the State after the State bifurcation.