'Power distribution needs to be improved'

Published: 23rd August 2016 04:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2016 04:03 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: There is surplus power in India, but the distribution of power must improve, said S D Dubey, Chairman, Central Electricity Authority, on Monday.

Speaking at ‘Smart-Reliable-Sustainable Power’, a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Dubey said in 1947, India used to produce 1.4hW which has now grown to 305GW. “For a country like India which has 215 million power consumers, there is no power shortage.”

Dubey noted that power cuts and non-availability of power in many places are due to poor network distribution. “The demand and supply are not met by the power network. If that is taken care of, the end users will get power supply without distraction,” he said.

Dubey said reliable and sustainable power can be achieved by proper induction of technology, planning and management. “More solar, wind and hydel power generation units will come up soon,” he added.

Dubey said the electricity power survey across the country has been completed. Based on this the committee headed by him is framing a National Electricity Plan for the next five years. The same will be put in public domain next month.

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