Tag Archives: AT&C

UDAY is a revival plan for discoms rather than a bailout package

Power sector distribution companies are being bailed out by the government for the third time in 13 years. The earlier two bailouts have failed miserably with losses of various distribution companies (discoms) amounting to Rs 3.8 lakh crore and the … Continue reading

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Improve discoms’ health to attract investments in power : World Bank

Electricity distribution to the end consumer in India needs reform in order to achieve the target of electricity to all by 2019, says the World Bank. A World Bank study has termed distribution utilities as the weakest link of the … Continue reading

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MSEDCL service not so reliable after all

Ritesh: Ajoy Mehta claimed at the recent 3rd Feb 2014 Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industries event, that Maharashtra AT&C losses now only 14% and there was power availability to everyone! The reliability indices published by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution … Continue reading

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India’s transmission and distribution utilities – It’s time to transform

The need for power has seen tremendous growth in the last decade riding on the prosperity that various export oriented sectors, have heralded, in India. This economic growth has increased living standards for the common man who now demands more than just roti (food), … Continue reading

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India’s transmission and distribution utilities – It’s time to transform

Ritesh Pothan welcomes in 2012 with a look at how India needs to invest in transforming its energy transmission and distribution systems if it is to successfully bring power to all and develop a sustainable economy. The need for power has seen tremendous … Continue reading

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