Governance and State of Electricity in India
Pragati Patel
Indian Electricity Act; Problems in power sector; power sector in India; Indian electricity laws.
Electrical power is the capital required for engaging in any enterprise. The last two decades have witnessed a massive addition to net installed capacity without much emphasis on quality of transmission, distribution and revenue generation. The Electricity Act 2003 was the first stance to relieve power sector from lagging and make it a profitable business. The soaring rise in consumption of power has forced policy makers to shift focus from generation to overall power management. High level of cross-subsidy T&D losses, organised theft, and surge tariff are detrimental for every stratum of power. Two of our study reveal uncommon phenomena, states with the shortage of power maintained GDP higher than others, while with the rise of electricity generation, the cost of power has increased. The accessibility to reliable power can only be assured by a development of an ecosystem. This can be achieved by managing existing capacity before expansion, coupled with accountability of regulators and an efficient billing mechanism. Implementing smart grid along with a choice of the carriage to end user by the portability of utilities will bring in new companies. Hence, a better quality of power with competitive tariff will be available to the user
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 11

Page(s): 478 - 485
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