Sunny India & Power
The existing power purchase agreements among Andhra Pradesh's four distribution companies with government-owned and private power projects were kept intact to keep power flowing to Telangana. The Southern Region Load Despatch Centre in Bangalore will monitor the supply. Andhra Pradesh's central and northern distribution companies will cater to the needs of the 10 districts of Telangana while the eastern and southern distribution companies will handle power distribution to the 13 districts of the residual Andhra Pradesh.
ANU University in Vijaywada to invest 100,000,000 INR in a Solar Power Plant
Acharya Nagarjuna University
Acharya Nagarjuna University is betting big on solar power. Conventional lighting has now made for solar lights powering the sprawling campus spread over 350 acres. The ANU has now an installed off grid solar power capacity of 50 Kilowatt powering most of the buildings, including administrative buildings, library and Centre for Distance Education. Each of these buildings is now powered by a 17 MW solar roof top photo voltaic system.
The ANU is now planning to set up a 1 MW solar power generation plant tapping subsidies provided by Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. The total cost of the project is estimated at 100,000,000 INR.
The mission envisages 30 per cent subsidy on the cost of the project sanctioned by New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP).
Vice-Chancellor of ANU K.V. Rao said that the university has allotted funds to the tune of 20,000,000 INR for the solar generation during the financial year 2013-2014. The ANU has further given its consent for 1 MW power generation plant.Besides solar roof top photo voltaic systems powering buildings, the ANU has installed 40 Watt LED Lights at sports stadium, solar street lights and LED lights powering the roads leading to hostels of engineering colleges.