Last year, the Central Electricity Authority reported that India is on the verge of being a power surplus nation. For a country accustomed to power shortages, this may appear to be a major step towards reliable electricity supply. But surplus power has not eliminated shortages. In particular, rural India continues to face power cuts.
What explains this paradox?
Surplus power occurs when the power available with distribution companies at a given time exceeds the demand for electricity. A surplus could arise due to a fall in the demand for power, for instance, during an industrial slowdown. Read More…
Credit By: QZ
Latest posts by Qz (see all)
- With The Right Moves, India’s Renewables Push Could Lift Thousands Of Rural Workers Out Of Poverty - November 24, 2017
- Nearly 40% Of All New Power Capacity In India This Year Is Solar - November 22, 2017
- A Remote $43 Million Island Facility Could Be A Game Changer For India’s Solar Sector - October 18, 2017