CEA and DFID working on a model on optimum energy mix

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and the Department for International Development (DFID), UK, have collaborated to establish a model for determining an optimum mix and purchase of energy by discoms from different sources for efficient supply. The model encompasses cost optimisation, demand forecasting, integration of renewable energy, and peak and non-peak power supply functions. The model will also plan an optimum energy mix comprising thermal, hydro, solar, wind as well as long-term and short-term power purchase. At present, a pilot based on the model is being run in Telangana and the CEA is planning to give it for free to other states.