Andhra Pradesh has introduced a new draft regulation aimed at facilitating open access to electricity generated from renewable energy sources within the state. The regulation is set to come into force upon approval by the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) and promises to revolutionize the state’s energy landscape.

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) on June 06, 2023, published the Draft Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (The Grid Interactive Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems under Net/Gross Metering) Regulation, 2023 This Regulation shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gaze

The Industries and Commerce Department (Andhra Pradesh) on October 11, 2021 has issued the Andhra Pradesh minor minerals (amendment) rules, 2021 to further amend the Andhra Pradesh minor minerals ules, 1966.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has announced its Renewable Energy Export Policy 2020 for solar, wind, and wind-solar hybrid projects. The policy aims to promote the export of renewable energy outside the state without any obligation of power procurement by state distribution companies (DISCOMs).

The high-power committee (HPC) formed by the government to probe into the styrene vapour leak from LG Polymers in Visakhapatnam, in its report, has stated that human negligence and serious lapses in safety and security had led to the accident.

The Cabinet has given the green signal to introduce Andhra Pradesh State Aquaculture Development Authority Act -2020 bill in the assembly. This Act may be called the Andhra Pradesh State Aquaculture Development Authority Act, 2020. It extends to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

A Bill further to amend the Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax Act, 2005. The proposed Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 seeks to revise the tax rates on petrol and diesel. The revision will result in a revenue gain of Rs 566 cr per annum approximately.

A Bill further to amend the Municipal Corporations Act, 1955 and the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965. This Act may be called the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020. It shall be deemed to have come into force on and from the 2nd March, 2020.

On April 10, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated to amend the 1994 Act with respect to the appointment, qualifications, tenure and conditions of service of the State Election Commissioner in the State Election Commission.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh publishes ‘Socio Economic Survey’ report every year and places it in both Houses of the State Legislature along with the budget documents. The report is a unique volume that captures the socio-economic changes took place in the state since the beginning of the financial year.

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