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 Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby chanana.ak@nic.in » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:22 pm

How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?
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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby vikas.menghwani@gmail.com » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:10 pm

Hello,

1.The modern lifestyle is wasteful with respect to the energy consumption. National level awareness campaigns should be run to make the urgent need of saving energy felt! (at least in the domestic sector). Global campaigns like Earth Hour should also be encouraged.

2.Although almost all the states have taken steps towards reducing commercial losses - technology can still help in monitoring the energy consumption better and avoiding theft and other illegitimate usage.

3.New schemes like HVDS can be encouraged in all states.

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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby a.sonkusare@nic.in » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:24 am

I think, for domestic use and rural area, we should use combination of energy from nonconventional sources and make it as stand alone system for them. For commercial sector, power from coventional sources may be used. To mimimise the power losses, we must use efficient/advanced technologies. Further, there should be separate power line for sector like Agriculture, small/rural industry etc.

Dr. Ashok A. Sonkusare, Dy. Adviser (S&T), Planning Commission

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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby sekhri.rishab@gmail.com » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:24 pm

hello
1> the distribution system is of the lowest quality in INDIA...almost 40% power in lost during transmission ...what is really required it to invest a substancial amount in upgrading the already existing lines n transformers ..
2>supply of CFLs to customers is already good in some states but still a lot needs to be done on that front ..reduce excise on raw material of CFL's it would reduce the end cost ..
3>manufacturing units with area more that 2 acrs should be made compulsory to put on solar panels on their plant's roof n all the factories in an industrial area should be connected in a grid..its a huge potential v just need a go ahead on this..
4>put in place one biogas plant in every one village with cattle density enough to feed the plant..it would provide biogas which could to transported to a gas power plant n the the slurry left could be used as fertilizer for the same village..

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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby enggab.nitb@gmail.com » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:29 am

we all know that most of the electricity is lost during transmission, but we should also know that a lot of energy is lost because of corruption.
In future India should aim to move towards secure automation of most of the government processes as computers can't be bribed.

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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby anandaraman.velu@gmail.com » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:45 pm

Solar energy – let us use this to the maximum. In Developed countries all building roof tops are used to harvest solar energy. Let us make it compulsory for all buildings to tap into solary energy, including houses, especially in the urban areas atleast. Let us give them 3 years time with the adequate material and easy to harvest mechanisms.

All street lights have to use Solar energy. Make a policy ruling across states, and whichever city/town follows gets an incentive, and whoever does not follow pay a premium/additional charge on the electricity bill/charges.

All companies which consumes more than 50 lacs INR worth of electricity in a year have to invest in sustainable energy bonds. Alternately they can install equivalent capacity somewhere and connect it to the grid. The sustainable energy bonds would be used to fund wind energy projects/companies.

In the rural areas, promote bio-mass based plants. If milk can be collected and processed in the likes of Amul type of co-operative milk societies, bio-mass waste also can be collected and processed. Can we ride on similar logistics and extend those.

Let us make sure that Solar cells can be produced in India, and bring the technology and the producer to setup JV or allow/incentivise manufacturers to setup units in India.

Promote vehicles that use CNG. Make CNG available through pipes across easy to supply states to begin with, say Gujarat & Maharashtra can be connected with pipes, atleast the Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities/towns to begin with.

Invest heavily in alternate energy sources such as ethanol, jetropha oil, pongamia oil and other unconventional sources. Enforce policy to mix 20%-40% such alternate energy sources with petrol.
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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby sss@sdlindia.com » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:51 am

• Power theft should be taken more seriously.
• Distribution losses should be controlled.
• We waste a lot of power. Awareness should be improved.
• Small compact power plants should be encouraged.
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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby atulsharan@gmail.com » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:02 am

Setting up distributed generation units through out the country. Since our T&D losses are very high for power ,setting up ultra mega power plants based on gas or other fuel excluding coal is not a good take. better build fuel linkages as gas trunk pipeline through out the country. in this way we can have a efficient distribution of energy and can also reduce emissions.
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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby anshul.iiml@gmail.com » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:04 pm

The need is to renew the power distribution system and have a comprehensive linkage from all the power generating sites to pooling substations. Government should show more urgency in evacuation of power. For any stand alone power plant with certain capacity (say 300 MW) or even for a group of power plants (specially wind, small hydro) with certain radius, evacuation arrangement should be done by Government within a stipulated time frame.

As regards the losses in transmission and distribution, there are some human factors for which more stringent vigilance and stricter legal regulations will help. Some of the losses are due to age old distribution system which needs to be overhauled considering not only the present but also future requirements.
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Re: How to Increase Efficiency of the Existing Energy Infrastructure?

Postby rakesha.hegde@rediffmail.com » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:31 am

Good Afternoon,

What I observed in power sector is lack of knowledge in the utilities/Industries to handle and optimize the available resources.

There is an argent requirement of educating the utility/industry engineers to optimize the operation and coordination of Energy/Power. Seminars/workshops can be arranged frequently to produce better skilled engineers.

Thank You,

Rakesha H S
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