Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on August 6 said that around 100-150 acres of land has been allocated to develop energy storage facilities in the state. He announced this on the occasion of the inauguration of world’s first-ever high energy storage device developed by Bharat Energy storage technology (BEST) in Amaravati.
The device is a thermal battery, first-of-its-kind anywhere in the world, is a revolutionary and disruptive technology patented by Dr. Patrick Glynn in 2016 in India.
Andhra CM Naidu further said that as part of the second phase of the power sector reforms, priority was being given for alternative energy sources and storage facilities.
CM added that “There is a huge potential for solar energy and no other country can beat India in solar energy. A 1000 MW solar energy plant has been set up in Kurnool district. In addition, solar pump sets were distributed to farmers in Vizianagaram district,” he added.
He further informed that Amaravati city would be developed as a green city with 50 percent green cover and renewable energy.
He further added, “Smart power grid would be developed in Andhra Pradesh. The state government is giving priority to solar and wind energy in Kadapa, Anantapur and Kurnool.”