Securing the Energy Future for India

Faster and more inclusive growth will require a rapid increase in energy consumption. Since we have limited domestic resources, how can we meet this need equitably and affordably without compromising on our environment?

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How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

Postby chanana.ak@nic.in » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:29 am

How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?
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Re: How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

Postby rakesh.agarwal@dmsiitd.org » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:59 pm

Thanks for giving this opportunity!!
Private players are wary of entering this sector as it is one of the most regulated sector. Electricity distribution is handled by government agencies. The increasing debt of state electricity boards and their inability to pass it to customer is making the power generation companies vulnerable as they cannot supply electricity on credit for long.
Implementing PPP model for distribution companies will be a good idea. The price can still be determined by government. If we are able to minimize the power loss in transit, stop the electricity theft and make the tariff recovery more efficient from end users, I guess we can overcome all power problems.

Time is due!! We should make changes now.

Regards
Rakesh
Student
IIT Delhi

PS: If government needs any help, we youth are ready to act.
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Re: How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

Postby wjgtf87t42b@gmail.com » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:15 am

India must be willing to dream big and most importantly be open to ideas based on how other successful nations have done.
The pdfs from the following link shows tiny Abu Dhabi's economic vision for 2030.
Perhaps we can copy some ideas from them.


http://dpeportal.adeconomy.ae/portal/pa ... ema=PORTAL
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Re: How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

Postby arun.shekar@gmail.com » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:44 pm

There are different types of power generation options available. This includes;
1)Solar Power
2) WInd Power
3)Nuclear Power
4) Coal or other thermal options.

We all know the alleged effects of the option 4 on environment. I believe with nuclear power, however secured the method of production can be done can prove quite difficult to bring about a viable commercial solution which could catch the interest of the private sector.

The wind power, could be a solution. But will need huge amounts of investment and the support of bigger corporations.

With Solar power, however If the government were to provide and regularise the concept of feed in tariffs in India. And government support such as they have in Germany could prove quite beneficial. Apart from an initial part fund offer,other means of support could be reduce the tax on the house, increased value of the property, reduced electricity bill to the family.

The investment in such a project could be taken back as value of the savings made over a 25 year period.

Reduce the cost on the generation and distribution of power.
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Re: How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

Postby abhijithsince1986@yahoo.com » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:33 am

The power generation and distribution is a necessary support function for industry and nation to grow. To attract private investment, it is necessary to create a single window clearance schematic for any project proposals submitted. Right now, though the national solar mission is attractive enough for investments to flow in, the time lag created because of various necessary permissions is a depressing issue, it would help if we can push for a single window clearances for such projects, especially for power generation and distribution.



-Abhijith Jayanthi
IIT Delhi 2008

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Re: How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

Postby shiva.k@abir.in » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:05 pm

chanana.ak@nic.in wrote:How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

yes i will agree with mr Rakeshs idea but what need to be answered is what ever the regulations are going to be amended from time to time should be scurtinzed well and has to be discussed publically with intelletual minds outs there who are not part of Govt. and not related to any other burocrats who donot know there practical scenario out there............. so let began publicity about what we doing for our future and have to know more ideas about what to be done in future in broader way............

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Re: How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

Postby patel.tapans@yahoo.co.in » Mon May 23, 2011 7:21 am

Hi,

• It has been observed that though centre prepares prudent guidelines for implementation policies, states device their own versions. While executing various power projects, state government always follow best (favorable to the state of course) out both the guidelines and developer is carrying a hazy picture about what would be the future course of action. Definitely this may lead towards more efficient outcome, but at the same time it obstructs new entrants into the sector, and gives room to only well developed and well experienced players. So, focus should be first on inclusiveness and then efficiency (at least in this perspective).
• The question of encouraging private players’ participation in distribution can be addressed only by removing obstacles imposed by state SEBs in “distribution”.
• The policies should have very clear demarcations about the guidelines followed by developer under centre's criteria and under state's criteria. And appointment of officials in the state and central departments (such as SECs, SEBs, etc.) should be made on merit basis; so as accountability can be ensured on a rationale ground.
• Hydro power is costlier than that of thermal. So, to promote Hydro power generation government may mandate DISCOMs to buy some % of their total power be of Hydro generated.

So, I think this will give enormous room for investment from private players.

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Re: How to Deepen Markets in Power Generation and Distribution and Promote Private Investment in Power Sector?

Postby kjayachandran5@gmail.com » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:06 am

Hi
One of the main factor to be considered is the modernization or technological improvements in the transmission and distribution sector. T&D is the main area of concern where the private players can bet on it, since it delivers the power for consumers. As of now our official T&D figure loss accounts for more than 30% and actual still more higher. Appropriate reforms and amendments can be done in this sector. Moreover usage of Day light saving time can be explored.

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Jayachandran
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