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India’s Power sector needs transmission sector to grow

September 12, 2011 by

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Transmission sector has a vital role by enabling transfer of power from the generation to distribution or consumption centers. Along with growth in installed generation capacity, transmission network in India has increased from 3,708 ckm in 1950 to 245,401 ckm at present. Power transmission sector in India is undergoing system augmentation through adding capacities in […]

Gas based power generation in India – NG supply

September 11, 2011 by


As per a recent information recently released by the Ministry of Power, the capacity of gas-based power generation in India as on 31.07.2011 is around 16,640 MW. The requirement of gas to operate the gas based power projects at full load capacity i.e. 90% PLF is 82 million metric standard cubic meter per day (mmscmd).  […]

Electricity – demand supply in India – last 25 years

August 31, 2011 by


A recently released data by the Ministry of Power shows that the average annual rate of growth of demand and availability of electrical energy in the last 25 years is 6.35% and 6.28% respectively. Though both demand and supply have grown at similar rates, the power deficit has continued. Ideally, the capacity should have been […]

Power Generation in India : Capacity grows by 37% in four years

August 27, 2011 by


A recent Load Generation Balance Report prepared by the Central Electricity Authority for the 2011-12 showed that the energy shortage and peak shortage in the country stand at 10.3% and 12.9% respectively. But the efforts to bridge this gap are underway in a number of mechanisms and are yielding returns. Some of the measures include […]

Pak-China energy cooperation

August 22, 2011 by

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Pakistan and China recently held their Joint Energy Working Group (JEWG) meeting in Beijing on August 1-2, 2011. The interactions between China and Pakistan show a worrisome trend of Chinese influence spreading to shambled state of Pakistan. Pakistan is convening Chinese companies across a number of areas including energy projects as was the key point […]

Energy Efficiency Targets in Eight Sectors under PAT Approved

August 19, 2011 by


According to a press release by Ministry of Power, the Energy Efficiency targets in 8 sectors covering 477 Designated Consumers (DCs) under Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme have been approved. These targets will become mandatory after the appropriate notification. This was informed by Minister of State for Power Shri K.C.Venugopal in a written reply […]

Power and utilities sector – Emerging Issues – Deloitte Report

August 17, 2011 by

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Deloitte recently published the report “Empowering ideas 2011: A  look at then of the emerging issues in the power and utilities sector”. A set of significant factors including huge demand growth from countries such as India, China and supply side dependencies on  fossil fuels,  growth of renewables, climate change negotiation difficulties and the realization of […]