The new state of Andhra Pradesh has charted an aggressive course for becoming the most business-friendly state in India since it was divided from the state of Telangana in 2014. With nearly 50 million people and a long coastline, the state aims to become a logistics hub linking India to global markets. The government is taking advantage of the opportunity to start greenfield developments to develop several ports, airports, and develop a well-designed state capital at Amaravati. The state’s agriculture-based economy makes it the largest producer of fruits and oil palm and the second largest producer of silk in the country.
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India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
The Andhra Pradesh cabinet approved the state’s Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy 2018. The policy is aimed at encouraging hybrid renewal energy projects in the state and set a target to generate 18,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy by 2021-22.
The Andhra Pradesh government granted permission to the Andhra Pradesh Power Coordination Committee and state power distribution companies to cancel a 2016 continuation agreement and a 1998 power purchase agreement with Hinduja National Power Corporation Limited, Visakhapatnam, following several delays in the project completion schedule that led to rising capital costs.
South Korean automobiles company Kia Motors signed an MOU with the Andhra Pradesh government to collaborate on promoting electric vehicles (EVs) in the state and to develop local EV infrastructure.
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has invited Andhra Pradesh to showcase its best practices in first-ever energy efficiency training week for India in collaboration with International Energy Agency in Delhi. The program is aimed at building capacity among Indian policy makers at all levels of governance.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Andhra Pradesh reaches 2512.36 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Andhra Pradesh achieves 3 MW (updated January 3, 2019)