New winds, new life
Smart grid is an evolving set of various technologies, especially information and communication technologies, working together to improve the present grid.
National Power Tariff policy to help deficit states
India Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange India Ltd (PXIL), both currently have a mere 3% market share, hope to increase it further following approval to the national tariff policy.
Exports picked up, will continue to grow
Exports have picked up over the period and will continue to grow. This industry is highly labour-intensive and Indian companies score well due to low cost of manufacturing.
UDAY will reinitiate siGNing of PPAs
UDAY will result in liquidity improvement and sharp reduction in discom losses, thus improving the ability of discoms to procure power and reinitiate signing of long-term power-purchase agreements (PPAs).
Only Collective Growth is Sustainable
Let us start with the economic reform of India. After a big bang economic reform of Indian economy, Indian power sector was opened for private investment in generation, but with a license to generate. Indian power generation capacity addition growth rate was in between 24-26 per cent during 8th-10th five-year plans, with installed capacity as on March 31, 2002, 85,795 MW to 132,329 MW as on March 31, 2007 respectively.
Adani to supply power to railways at Rs.3.69/unit
Indian Railways today entered into a PPA with Adani Power for supplying 50 MW electricity at Rs.3.69 per unit for three years, which will result in saving of around Rs.150 crore annually.
At Rs.6-7/kWh, user benefits without any investment
Solar power is now available at Rs 5 or Rs 6, having come down significantly. But it all depends on how all the logistics are developed around that and ultimately how effectively the benefits are passed on to the consumer.
Give sops, attract solar gear makers into India
The government has not given enough attention for the manufacturing industry by way of easy finance and availability for long term. If manufacturing is attracted in India under ´Make in India´ initiative with liberal policies for multinationals, then the target seems doable.