Waning hope for UDAY!
Although state discoms have managed to leverage UDAY by paring financial losses from Rs.51,589.51 crore in FY16 to Rs.34,826.87 in FY17, a marginal decrease in AT&C losses seems to be the bone of contention, as what has been envisaged has not been achieved yet, barring bailing-out non-performers.
While India is making steady headway on the transmission front and the sector has witnessed commendable growth over the last few years with substantial capacity additions, the distribution or last mile connectivity is still a concern in India.
Light at the end of tunnel
The Power Sector has the lion´s share of 20 per cent in the industrial debt of Rs.26 trillion (lakh crore) in the country as of August 2016, followed by metals and metal products (16 per cent), roads (7 per cent) and textiles (7 per cent), and these four sectors account for about 50 per cent of the gross credit deployed in industries
Connect all homes in villages, REC ready to help
Excerpts from the Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal´s speeches at SWITCH 2016 conference in Vadodara on October 7, 2016.
Awaiting discom revival
About 10 years down the line India´s energy sector seems to have turned around from an era of scarcity and now faces the problem of plenty, with over 25,000 MW of capacity lying idle or underutilised. The sad part is that states are not acquiring or buying power to be able to give their residents uninterrupted power supply.
Matching T And D infra to generation capacity critical
For several decades now, the power sector has focused its activity on the augmentation of its generation capacity in order to cope with burgeoning demand. So far, all eggs have been going into the production basket. However, it now seems that a vital link in this ecosystem has been largely ignored: that is, addressing our inadequate power evacuation infrastructure. This is the Achilles´ heel of the Indian power sector.
UDAY An Ambitious Indian Distribution Sector Bailout
With our discoms posting staggering losses and drowning in debt, UDAY is geared towards achieving tangible goals with a sensible method that represents a multi-pronged approach to rid the sector of its chronic ailments.
Changing faces with technology
Capacitors and meters are two important and intelligent parts of a power supply system. While the former regulates/stabilises the output supply, the latter measures consumption. Both these equipments have wider applications in power supply.