Hyderabad: Power generation, transmission and distribution companies must adapt to changing times and use latest technology including smart meters to conserve energy as well as ensure uninterrupted quality power to consumers in the State, said TRS working president and Sircilla MLA KT Rama Rao. He said the public sector power companies must compete with their private counterparts in power supply.
Releasing the diary of Telangana Electricity Engineers Association (TEEA) on the occasion of 12th formation day celebrations near Mint Compound on Monday evening, Rama Rao said the State had registered 13% growth rate in industrial development and secured top position in the country. He attributed the achievement to the hard work of electricity department employees who cooperated with the State government in realising uninterrupted power supply. He recalled that uninterrupted power supply played a crucial role in TRS retaining power in the State
“Today, electricity is one of most essential commodities. The TRS government was able to overcome a severe power crisis and implement uninterrupted supply of power in the State. Telangana is the only State to provide uninterrupted and free power to agriculture sector,” he said.
Rama Rao stated that the power sector will be facing new challenges in future due to increasing consumption. He emphasised the need for electricity department employees to be prepared as the Chief Minister’s dream projects like Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme that require power supply were nearing completion.
He said TSGenco and TSTransco chairman and managing director D Prabhakar Rao was an experienced person to deal with these issues and urged the employees to extend complete cooperation. He stated that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was aware of the issues plaguing the electricity employees and he will make efforts for their speedy redressal.
MLA V Srinivas Goud, TEEA president Shivaji and others also spoke on the occasion.