Power Supply

  • NEA: 4378 MWh
  • Private Sector: 3994 MWh
  • India: 11383 MWh
  • Tripping: 80 MWh
  • Demand : 19835 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


How can pumped storage hydropower be valued properly?

While most grid operators and utility experts agree that pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plays a key role in supporting safe, reliable and economical grid operations, it is difficult to assess the full value of all PSH services and contributions to the grid. Because of their versatility, energy storage technologies present…

Guest Viewpoint: Meeting California’s needs with out-of-state hydro

At a Northwest Power and Conservation Council meeting in November 2017, Randy Hardy spoke about electricity generation markets in the U.S. state of California. Hardy is a former administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration (which markets the power produced by federally-owned hydro projects in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.)…

Oil price will be driven by consumers rather than OPEC

Oil traders' attention is focused this week on Vienna, where ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies must decide whether to increase their output in the second half of 2018. But the direction of prices over the next year will be more influenced by less…

The fourth element

Why should we wait at least ten years for a storage hydro to be ready? If  environment is conducive, private sector is ready to launch rooftop revolution Disruptions from Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE), digital technologies and opportunities for peer-to-peer transactions are challenging the business models of power utilities…

Avoiding debt trap

China seeks to break Indian monopoly in Nepal on hydropower and other infrastructure development projects Two months ago, my Sri Lankan friend at Pondicherry University told me: “Hambantota was an ambitious project for former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was a development lover and he…

Hydropower Foundation offers opportunities for next generation of hydro sector employees

The Hydropower Foundation, formerly the Hydro Research Foundation, coordinates a number of educational and career-building opportunities for those with an interest in joining the hydro sector -- notably through its Hydro Fellows program. HydroWorld.com has published a series of profiles about these fellows and their accomplishments,…

Pakistan’s water shortage is a myth

The country’s water scarcity is socially constructed, and large farmers engaged in agricultural exports are the culprits and the beneficiaries of it I recently came across some real news about Pakistan which merits sharing, and commenting. According to a July, 2017 article by Carole Dalin at University College, London and fellow authors,…

Taking the load off load-shedding through solar power

While the central government recently declared India 100% electrified, two significant obstacles remain in India’s progress towards a genuinely universal electrification. The first is connectivity itself. The government’s definition of village electrification is that public places and at least 10% of…

Who is to blame for oil price surge ?

Public sector oil companies need to be transparent in their price fixation policies. Policymakers also need to question whether our oil companies/refineries are efficient by world standards. Only then, can one identify the ex-post and ex-ante factors behind the high domestic oil price The spikes in petrol and diesel prices are the…

Indian solar power sector needs to focus on sustained funding

The Indian solar power sector has shown incredible progress in the recent years and has become a Rs 30,000 crore industry. With the government’s support, the country became the world’s third-biggest solar market overthrowing Japan in 2017. Investor interest in the industry has also risen but is the current level…