In the recent past some positive developments have happened in the Indian power sector. Government of India, in 2015 first tried to resolve the fuel unavailability concern. Coal blocks were allocated through auctioning root, natural gas was provided at a cheaper price by adopting the price pooling mechanism. To improve the situation in the Transmission and Distribution segment, policy such as IPDS (Integrated Power Development Scheme) and later UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana), which included IPDS were implemented.
This report has made an attempt to examine in detail the power situations in Indian states. An exhaustive analysis of the same would be a critical strategic tool for organizations looking at power sector and other infrastructure opportunities in the chosen states. These states have been chosen based on factors like, Population, Contribution to the economy, Composition of the GDP (Industry/Agriculture/Services etc.), Geographical and topographical significance, Power consumption and Renewable Energy Potential etc. The report unveils the power situation in the selected states through factors like:
· Installed capacity, its ownership and mode of generation
· Present generation capacity and future outlook
· Sources of electric power
· Demand and supply of power
· Profile of consumers and power tariffs
· Transmission and distribution scenario
· Profitability of discoms in the state; and
· Major trading partners.
More importantly, the report also presents demand and supply outlook and the challenges pertaining to each of these states, with the aspiration of ascertaining the strategic imperatives for meeting these challenges for India and for the chosen states.