Visakhapatnam: The state government is focusing on five key issues in the energy sector in the current financial year including 100% electrification of houses, energy efficiency, transparency, generation of solar power and introduction of social media platforms by the distribution companies, said energy principal secretary Ajay Jain.
Addressing the media after a review meeting with officials of the Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) here on Wednesday, Jain said the state government has so far provided electricity to 4.7 lakh houses against the target of 5 lakh households in the state. The remaining 70,000 households would be covered in the next two to three months, he said.
“The state government has installed LED bulbs in streetlights in 36 municipalities against the total 110 in the state. As many as 2.3 lakh streetlights were replaced with LED lights against the total of 5.5 lakh as part of emergency efficient measures,” Jain said.
The discom was also suggested to open social media platforms in Twitter and Facebook where consumers can speak about their problems regarding power supply.
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