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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 […]

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 […]

Coal power – Essential ingredient of energy mix in the 12th plan

April 24, 2011 by


The Government of India has been pushing towards non-conventional and renewable energy resources. Also, India recently entered the top 10 RE investment destinations list. The Indo-US nuclear deal is expected to give some thrust to the nuclear power projects, once the local concerns are taken of. But driven by the persisting and widening energy demand-supply […]

Generation Based incentives for Wind Power Projects Beyond 2012

February 21, 2011 by


Generation Based Incentive (GBI) of 50 paise per unit was launched in India in December 2009.  The purpose of this subsidy/incentive was to shift the mechanism of payment from a installation-based to generation-based methods of rewarding wind farms. Even before the GBI getting introduced, the tax benefits in the form of accelerated depreciation were made […]