Chief Minister Pema Khandu today inaugurated the new office premises of Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (APSERC) here in presence of Power Minister Tamiyo Taga.
In his speech, the Chief Minister urged for support and guidance from the commission to cut down huge AT&C loss and for efficient power distribution in the state. He said in coming days Arunachal will see huge investment in works for setting up of transmission lines across the state.
The Chief Minister also sought support of commission in capitalising on state’s huge hydropower potential. He said the state is looking forward to working with public sector companies, such as, NEEPCO and NHPC Ltd.
He also suggested that wherever possible state government should also take up hydropower projects on feasibility basis. He advocated for building of run-of-the-river projects so that no harms occurs on ecology and human settlements. On this matter, the Chief Minister said the state is consistently in touch with the centre on how to take ahead the power sector.
Also speaking on occasion, Power Minister emphasised on modernising the power transmission system to cut down losses and sought expert opinions from the commission to run the power department in profitable way. He also said the state at-least need one big power project in the state should be build to meet power shortage and urged on taking steps practically to start the work.
Commission Chairperson Raghunath Prasad Singh earlier delivered the welcome address. Also present on the occasion was Commissioner Power Kaling Tayeng.