September 2021

Through the years, Power Line has profiled the top leaders and decision-ma­­kers in the power sector; people

September 2021

On January 7, 1897, Kilburn & Co. se­cured the electricity licence in Cal­­­­cutta as agents of the Indian Electric Co., which was registered in London on January 15, 1897. A month later, the company was re-named the Calcutta Electric Su­p­ply Corporation.

September 2021

A paradigm shift is being seen today in the energy and utility spa­ce, which has made it mandatory for utilities in the distribution segment to either step up to em­brace the change, or become obsolete and get substituted by a new player.

September 2021

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly set 17 Sustainable Deve­lop­ment Goals (SDGs) intended to be achieved by the year 2030. A sh­ort six years on, we are at an inflection point where some of the goals laid down stand seriously challen­ged. Most of the goals are deeply in­terlinked. Slipping on one often leads to losing ground on others.

September 2021

Atmanirbhar Bharat presupposes a robust and sustainable power supply system to accelerate progress. Power sector reforms in India star­ted along with the liberalisation of the ec­o­nomy with the objectives of en­su­ring security of supply, effici­ency improvement and cost recovery. India has done extremely well on two subsequently added goals of uni­versal electrification and decarbonisation of the power sector.

September 2021

It is a well-known fact that despite all the advancements, a large percentage of the population of the world is still unserved when it co­mes to power supply. According to data published by the World Bank, 1.3 billion people around the world lack access to power. More than 600 million of them are in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 300 million are in India alone. One out of every five people around the world without adequate access to power  lives in India.

September 2021

India is the world’s third largest producer and consumer of electri­city. The national electric grid has an installed capacity of 388.134 GW as of August 31, 2021. Renewable power plants, which also include large hydroelectric plants, constitute 37 per cent of India’s total installed capa­city.

September 2021

Power distribution operations in Delhi were privatised in July 2002. The Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) was taken over by three 51:49 joint ventures (JVs) with the Delhi government-Tata Power Delhi Distribu­tion Limited (then North Delhi Power Limited or NDPL), which se­r­vices an area of 510 square km that is one-third of Delhi, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited of the ADAG Reliance Group, which cover the remaining area.

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