Post Pandemic Scenario for Utilities
- Jun 3, 2020 3:49 pm GMT
This item is part of the Utility Customer Care - Spring 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
The total installed capacity in India as on March 2020 (CEA) is 3,70,106 MW of which 2,30,600 is accounted by thermal (Coal, Lignite, Gas-10.8% and Diesel). Hydro’s contribution being 45,699 MW, Nuclear 6,780 MW and Renewables 87,028 MW. Electric power is the backbone of economy and sustainability and more importantly for India as it aims to achieve 175 GW of clean energy by 2022.
Saubhagya Yojana aiming electricity across 30 million consumers to the network and billing will perhaps have an impact. There is also a proposal to involve private entrepreneurs in distribution and retail supply in the hope to enhance customer experience, revenue increase, and curtail loss. The distribution network may undergo structural reforms in providing customers a choice to select their retailers.
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