"Transmission sector is one bright spot in the power sector mess"
The evacuation for the wind power projects can be resolved through better planning and co-ordination amongst various agencies, i.e., PGCIL, SECI, NTPC, MNRE and MoP. It is important that evacuation issues are addressed before bidding for the renewable power projects starts, instead of solving the issue after bidding, says Salil Garg, Director-Corporate, India Ratings.
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Balraj Joshi is the Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC since September 22, 2017 and has served as its Director of Technical from March 23, 2018 to July 5, 2018
A Ray of Hope, Amid the Gloom
Amidst the chaos seen in the power sector, with 22,000 MW thermal power projects lying idle for the need of coal or gas and lenders taking power generating assets to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to recover dues, the transmission sector- with longer life cycle and lower risks- has exhibited the only ray of hope for investors and developers alike.
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India is the world's third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity. With such a large size and being a capital intensive business, it has got its own importance.
"We have made our India business broad-based than earlier"
Even as the role of renewables progressively increases India overall energy mix, the policymakers must not lose sight of the very significant role that coal plays in the country economy, avers Andrew DeLeone, Managing Director, GE Power India. He recommends that the country must leverage its cost competitiveness to set-up low emission thermal power plants overseas by offering attractive financing options.