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.
The wires and cables industry has moved on from being the small industry it was 20 years back, to a very large industry over the last decade. Predominantly providing challenging opportunities in the field of manufacturing, supply chain and procurement, India as a market, is gaining importance in this industry.
We are migrating to higher transmission voltage
There is a paradox with regards to the pace and quantum of growth in transmission and distribution as compared to growth in generation, as although progress is happening on the transmission front, the current transmission infrastructure is highly inadequate and imbalanced.
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.
We expect a lot of consolidation
The growth in the BoP sector in the immediate future will remain calibrated, says Rakesh Amol, President - Infrastructure Business, KEC International Ltd.
Emphasis on PPP is good for T&D
There seems to be progressive movement in the transmission and distribution sector, which is expected to give an impetus to growth of this space, says Ramesh Chandak, Managing Director and CEO, KEC International Ltd
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