Real Reasons For Power Cuts In Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh is reeling under severe power cuts. In some villages, the power cuts are on for around 10 hours and people are seen firing on the government.

The Government is trying to throw the blame on Chandrababu Naidu and international markets but the reality seems to be different.

Ever since 2019, the government did not make a single new PPA and even canceled the existing PPAs. Also, not even a single Mega Watt of power production has been added.

In 2014-19, 8000 MW capacity has been added by the then Chandrababu Naidu government.

At the same time, population and per capita consumption of power have drastically increased. Moreover, two thermal units are not working in the state right now.

There is a huge gap between demand and supply. Usually in such conditions, the government has to buy power from exchanges.

The government is claiming that there is no power to buy but it is not true.

There are 3.8 Lakh Megawatts of power available in the country. At any time, the demand is not more than 2 Lakh Megawatts.

At the power exchanges, one unit of power is being sold at 10-12 Rupees but Andhra Pradesh Government is only quoting 8-9 Rupees because the government has no money.

Telangana Government is easily purchasing 90 Mega Units of power daily from the same exchanges.

AP needs 50 Crore per day to purchase the deficit 55 Mega Units of power but the government has no money.

Interestingly, Jagan Government canceled PPAs of Solar and Wind energies claiming that the rate of 4-5 Rupees is costly.