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Financial viability of electricity distribution in India remains a concern

  • Posted On: October 05, 2021
Today, the Indian power system serves more than 200 million consumers with an outreach spanning up to 3.28 million sq. km. This makes the Indian power system one of the largest and most complex power systems in the world.

By Anil Rawal, MD & CEO, IntelliSmart Infrastructure

Today, the Indian power system serves more than 200 million consumers with an outreach spanning up to 3.28 million sq. km. This makes the Indian power system one of the largest and most complex power systems in the world. Along with the inherent complexities, India has undertaken the commitment to increase the reliance slowly but firmly on the renewable resources of power, which means increasing the variabilities of power flows in the grid with increasing penetration of the green energy. While the Indian power sector has witnessed various remarkable policy interventions resulting in credible and long-term gains such as narrowing of peak power deficit to 0.4%, almost full household electrification, etc., looking deeper would show that viability of Indian power sector largely depends on financial health and operational efficiency of its distribution utilities, which has still much more to achieve.



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