Calling for sops
Electricity forms an integral part of the utilities which currently contribute nearly 2.02 per cent to Asia's third largest economy. The nation's power sector has long been grappling with grim infrastructure and ageing transmission - woes that have debilitated the nation's economic health.
A Mechanical Engineer by qualification, Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, has over 28 years of experience in power generation sector. He started his career with NTPC and has worked at various levels in both Indian and multi-national companies such as Powergen, CLP, IDFC, CESC and AES.
A static mission
Private firms in the sector are keen on becoming integrated players by investing in the transmission sector, where the rate of return is on a par with the generation sector (around 16 per cent).
India´s current aggregated technical & commercial (AT&C) losses have been estimated to be around 27 per cent of the electricity generated. Such high AT&C losses are counted as one of the main reasons for the state electricity board´s (SEBs) financially weak status.
Giving grids the green edge
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to light up nearly 400 million Indian households through renewable energy by 2019. But experts feel that the Government will find it difficult to meet this target as it is proving difficult to integrate renewable energy with the national grid.Taking into consideration the significant increase in the country´s wind and solar power generation during the last few years and also the government´s growing focus on green energy, the need to facilitate large sca
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