Produce coal, not coal stations
December 22, 2022
| The Hindu Business Line
There is an urgent need to boost domestic coal production. Ramping up production to the extent technically feasible from operating mines, fast forwarding production from mines under development, and developing new mines to meet the total demand of thermal power plants and industry should be a priority.
Open access II: India's attempt to expand scope of green energy initiatives
July 29, 2022 |
July 29, 2022
The new guidelines are positive and encouraging steps if we have to meet target of renewable energy, but state distribution companies will find the new policy challenging, according to Mr A K Saxena, Senior Director, TERI.
Powering up after the power crisis shock
May 10, 2022
| The Hindu
The robust economic recovery after two waves of COVID-19 and the unexpected heat wave have brought back power cuts. The Government is undertaking emergency measures such as cancelling passenger trains so as to be able to get the Indian Railways to transport more coal to power plants, and issuing directives to use more imported coal to tide over the supply shortfall. To improve reliability, Discoms, with the approval of the Regulatory Commissions, need to go in for bids for storage. It may even turn out to be the cheaper option in the short run to meet peaking power needs.
Digging deep into the coal crisis
May 5, 2022
| The Hindu Business Line
Coal and power shortages are dominating the headlines. States are being asked to import coal. The common understanding is that electricity demand has suddenly surged with a robust post Covid economic recovery and an unexpected heat wave. The cancellation of coal blocks and inadequate domestic production have made costly imports inevitable. Increasing domestic production to reduce and even avoid imports altogether is imperative.
Charging infrastructure: The roadblock that could stop electric vehicles in their tracks
September 17, 2021
| Mr Ashish Rawat, Mr Mukesh Kumar
| The Economic Times
As per a recent analysis by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) towards transport de-carbonisation in the state, 23% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024 will be of EVs, which is close to the state's target of 25%. Further, the analysis also suggests that the aggregate EV stock in 2030 would represent 11% of the total transportation fleet. The shift from internal combustion engine (ICE) to EVs has the potential to create a social and economic shift for consumers and manufacturers.
India's transition to a low carbon economy
June 4, 2020
As the carbon emissions per unit of electricity decline, India can look at a parallel transition away from fossil fuels in transport. The electricity distribution companies (DISCOMS) can be mandated to put up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in cities and along our national highways. The distribution business being regulated in India, this investment can get return along with other distribution investments through the tariffs set by the Regulators.