Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Hardcover | October 8, 2012

byAlok Kumar, Sushanta K. Chatterjee

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Power shortage may very well be one of the major bottlenecks threatening the economic growth of India. Thus power, and particularly electricity, assumes top priority in maintaining a stable growth rate and ensuring energy security. After almost 10 years since the enactment of the ElectricityAct, 2003 (a major landmark in second generation reforms), this book reviews the reform process and undertakes a detailed analysis of electricity policy, regulation, and performance, and comprehensively covers power infrastructure and management in India. Starting from a historical perspective of reforms in the power sector, the book covers the paradigm shift in the strategy of reforms after the Electricity Act, 2003, and its salient features. The authors have been active participants in and keen observers of the reforms and regulation in the sectorover the last decade. Therefore, the book presents an authentic account of the evolution of the regulatory framework and the gap between vision and ground reality in the sector. The book also engages with policy challenges facing the sector and provides a framework for the way ahead.

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Power shortage may very well be one of the major bottlenecks threatening the economic growth of India. Thus power, and particularly electricity, assumes top priority in maintaining a stable growth rate and ensuring energy security. After almost 10 years since the enactment of the ElectricityAct, 2003 (a major landmark in second generat...

Alok Kumar is Secretary to Government of Uttar Pradesh, Departments of Housing and Urban Planning, Infrastructure Development, and Industrial Development. He has contributed significantly to electricity reforms by formulating guidelines and bidding documents for tariff-based competitive bidding. Sushanta K. Chatterjee is Deputy Chief (...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:October 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198082274

ISBN - 13:9780198082279

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ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Electricity Act2. Implementation of the Act3. Regulatory Framework4. Tariff Philosophy5. Competitive Procurement of Electricity6. Short-term Electricity Markets7. Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy8. Captive Power Generation9. Generation for Peak Demand10. Inter-state Transmission11. Emerging Role of the System Operator12. Open Access13. Financial Viability of Distribution Utilities14. Restructuring of the Electricity Industry15. Competition in Retail Supply16. Consumer Focus17. Demand-side ManagementBibliographyIndex