Mr. Sutirtha Bhattacharya, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt., Energy Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh is the Chief Guest, at the National Seminar at FAPCCI. Sri Ajay Jain, IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, AP Transco Mr. Karikala Valaven, IAS, Commissioner of Industries, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Padma Vibhooshan Mr. T.L. Sankar are other distinguished guests at the occasion.
Mr. Santosh Kamath, Director, KPMG Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Mr. J.N. Karamchetti, Head - Power & Energy Division, Engineering Staff College of India, Mr. N. Murugeshan, Director General, Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore, Aveek Banerjee, Asst. Vice President-Business Development, Power Exchange India Ltd., Mumbai, Dr. Rajesh Gangakhedkar, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Enterprise, Dr. Meera Lal, Senior Faculty Member, Institute of Public Enterprise, Mr. V. Balaji Nagendra Kumar, National Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Public Enterprise, Mr. V. Jaykumar, General Manager (South), Power Finance Corporation, Chennai, Dr. Geeta Gouri, Former Director, APERC & Member, Compitition Commission of India, Mr. B.G. Sastry, Past President, FAPCCI, Mr. VK Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman, Indian Institute of Economics, Mr. Sanjay Madavkar, Exec. Director–Corp. Finance, Yes Bank Limited, Mumbai, Mr. V.Sree Venkateswarlu, General Manager –TC Operations & CMM, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, FAPCCI, Mr. V. Anil Reddy, Chairman, Energy Committee, FAPCCI, Mr. Devendra Surana, Vice President, FAPCCI are the distinguish speakers at the seminar. And many other businessmen, Industrialists and others participated in the interactive session.
Mr Sutirtha Bhattacharya, in his address said that Power management is important. Peak load management is the major challenge in India. Import of Power cannot happen at a very short notice. Base load management for energy deficit is necessary. Peak Load management can be managed by addition to capacity.
In this session Mr. Sutirtha Bhattacharya said the importance of Power Vision is important for the country. Power for All is important. 1000 Unit of Per-Capita Power Consumption by first April 2010. Comparing Punjab with 1400 and Bihar with 120, the picture is dismal. Economic and physical protection and wealth is to be shared by the citizens of the country.
Mr. Ajay Jain said that the power makes its presence felt by its absence. To maintain double digit economic growth rate, about 13% power demand growth is essential and the corresponding supply should be maintained as stated by our Prime Minister. Although installed capacity in A.P is 14,800 MW, the highest production is only 10,880 MW. Peak deficit is 10%: viz: during February to May. Non Peak deficit 6% during June to January.
Mr. Karikala Velavan said that the A.P. second largest power utility and the best in India with least possible losses. Power deficit in A.P 2% unlike the national average of 9%.
Welcoming the Chief Guest, President Mr. Shekahr Agarwal said that the India’s per-capita energy consumption is far below the global average and even far far below that of the per-capita consumption in developed countries. National shortage is about 11-15% and the shortage in A.P. is about the same. Industry suffers from poor quality of Power and serious interruptions in the power supply.
Padma Vibhooshan Mr. TL Sankar said that Production, Transmission and supply along with access are important.
Mr. Devendra Surana offered vote of thanks for the inaugural session.