30 Jun '14, 12pm

Switching On Power Sector Reform in India

Switching On Power Sector Reform in India

The study, More Power to India: The Challenge of Electricity Distribution , lauds India’s achievements since power sector reforms were initiated in 2003, but highlights bottlenecks that impede the country’s economic growth aspirations. On the positive side, three quarters of India’s population now has an electricity connection. Generation capacity has tripled, with the private sector playing a substantial role. The government’s efforts to promote clean energy have resulted in a rising share of renewables in the energy mix. Clean energy, which was almost non-existent in India in 1990 , now accounts for 12 percent of the total power generated in the country. Moreover, with the recent linking of the southern part of country, a single state-of-the-art transmission grid now connects India’s vast and diverse landscape. Mounting Debts for Power Distributors Yet India’s power supp...

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