Power Sector Reforms

India's power sector

10th August – Transforming India’s power sector

Transforming India’s power sector India’s goal of installing 450GW of renewable energy looks to be a challenge, but this will be an even bigger challenge if India has overcapacity due to lower-than-expected demand. Therefore, an innovative response requires retiring old, inefficient coal plants by bundling them with new and cheaper renewable energy (RE) capacity. It …

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11th July – UDAY Scheme

UDAY Scheme – Power Crisis The audit of state-owned power distribution companies (DISCOMs) for the fiscal year 2018-19 shows that UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) has failed to attain most of its stated objectives. It is likely that the government will once again need to make a large intervention, which would naturally dent general government …

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