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Powering India   
Powering India
A Decade of Policies and Regulation
S.L. Rao (Ed.)
This work is published by Academic Foundation in association with Independent Power Producers’ Association of India (IPPAI).

Hard-bound Book (6½ x 9¾)  :   Pages : 312

2011  Edition   :   ISBN - 978-81-7188-907-5

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Rapid capacity additions and improved efficiencies in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, are still absent or inadequate. The Electricity Act, 2003 introduced concepts not formally recognised earlier—competition in electricity, safeguarding consumer interests, encouraging investment, captive generation, merchant power, electricity trading, electricity exchanges and markets, consumer choice, open access to transmission and distribution wires, tariff-based bidding and independent Central and state regulatory commissions. Measures were also introduced to promote larger capacity generation, guarantee coal availability and encourage renewable energy. This volume helps to improve understanding of the ways in which these ideas were implemented and can be used.

About the EDITOR:

S.L. Rao has worked in multinational companies, was President, All India Management Association (1985), Executive Chairman, National Management Programme (1986-1988), Director-General, National Council of Applied Economic Research (1990-1996) and first Chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (1998-2001). He is presently a columnist in the Telegraph and Deccan Herald. He has 15 books to his name, on the economy, markets, energy, management, management education and governance, and innumerable articles. He is on many Boards of corporate, research, cultural and development organisations.


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Section I

1. The Role of Independent Regulation in India
— S.L. Rao

2. The Regulatory Framework
— S.L. Rao

3. Operational and Commercial Issues for New Power Plants
— Bhanu Bhushan

4. Analysis of Competition and Market Power in Wholesale-Electricity Market in India — Umesh Kumar Shukla and Ashok Thampy

Section II

5. Nuclear Energy
— S.L. Rao

Section III
Renewable Energy

6. The Case for Wind Energy in India
— Gaurav Gandhi, Pradeep Kumar and Chintan Shah

7. Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism
— Balawant Joshi

Section IV
Coal and Gas

8. The Need for a Robust and Transparent Regulatory and Policy Framework for Growth of the Gas Sector in India — Krishna Sarma

9. Coal for Power: Issues and Challenges
— R.K. Sachdev

Section V
Open Access Scenario

10. Open Access: Powering the Economy
— Raghvendra ‘Raghav’ Upadhya

11. Competition in Retail Supply
— Anju Rani

12. Functioning of Electricity Exchanges and Markets
— Rupa Devi Singh

13. Captive Power-Policy and Regulatory Framework
— Balawant Joshi

Section VI
Regulation: The Way Forward

14. Coordination in Energy Regulation
— S.L. Rao

15. The Way Forward in Regulation and Policymaking
— Ajay Shankar



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