Hydro power yet to take off
With increasing demand for electricity and rising gap between the demand and supply situation in India, there is an urgent need to tap all possible energy resources. Hydropower leads the list for various reasons.
Recharging Power Plants
With the government upping the targets for energy generation and the nation´s power demands constantly on the rise, Renovation & Modernization (R&M) of existing power plants seems to be the most cost-effective way of augmenting India´s generation capacity.
R&M is a complex process
Abhijit Lohakarey, Senior Manager - Energy, Utilities & Mining, PwC India shares his view on the renovation and maintenance of power plants in India.
India is endowed with rich hydropower potential to the tune of 148 GW (which would be able to meet a demand of 84 GW at 60 per cent load factor) which makes it one of the most important potential sources to meet the energy security needs of the country.
Clear and present danger
Globally, the power industry has been the target of an increasing number of cyber-attacks which actually threaten to cripple the sector. Is the Indian power industry capable of handling such intrusive attacks? Or is it in a state of denial?