"I think, on solar power generation in your state, some fresh thinking and new ideas have been brought to the table today. I am fairly confident and very soon in the days to come, Andhra Pradesh will become a solar hub.
"I am confident that with the proactive approach that I have found with Chandrababu garu (Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu) over the last few months, I am quite sure that in very near future, I can see Andhra Pradesh becoming a power-surplus state," Goyal told reporters in Hyderabad after emerging from a meeting he had with Naidu.
The TDP government in the state has been laying emphasis on the power sector to ensure uninterrupted power supply, especially domestic consumers. Replying to a query, Goyal said that a committee has been set up to go into the contentious issues between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on power sharing.
"A committee has been constituted with representatives of both states. I am hoping to receive that report in 15 days.
Once that report is with me, we will take appropriate action to resolve any disputes. I think both states should work together in a spirit of cooperation and co-existence. I see no dichotomy in satisfying the power needs of both the states," he said.