The Department For International Development (DFID), UK has agreed to provide Rs 300 crore as financial assistance to the Andhra Pradesh Energy Efficiency Project (APEEP) in India.
The project is aimed at creating centres of excellence at each of the district headquarters by performing survey of distribution network with global positioning systems (GPS), consumer indexing and building up of GIS systems. The project aims to cover three districts in the state – Nalgonda, Mehboobnagar and Khammam.
It will establish integrated TCM (trouble call management) and GIS facility for Hyderabad city. DFID has appointed UK-based Power Consult, in association with Hyderabad-based Global Energy Consulting Engineers, as the technical consultants to this project.
Addressing the media, APTRANSCO CMD Rachael Chatterjee said that this is the first attempt in India covering the complete spectrum of project lifecycle from conceptualisation to implementation which even includes computerised energy audit and accounting. ‘The main objective is to improve the energy efficiency of the entire distribution network in the project areas and provide a foundation for statewide application of these techniques,’ she said.