Archive for September, 2010

How India’s policymakers saved India from this global crisis

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

An interesting compilation of write-ups on the topic by Amol Agrawal.

Categories: Economic Growth

Profile of banks in India: 2009-10

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

RBI has released a comprehensive & insightful publication on profile of banks in India. click

Categories: Banking

Gold Milestones: The Precious Facts

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Gold has been one investment which is closest to the hearts of many, especially if you are from the Gulf or from south-east Asia.

I came across an article by Reuters which reveals glaring facts about gold prices and milestones. Seems interesting, of course one would require to study in-depth the reasons behind the sharp movement in prices.

Categories: Metals

India’s Solar Power Mission

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

India’s ambitious mission to ramp up its solar power hundredfold in the next 13 years and reduce dependence on fossil fuels was unveiled in New Delhi in 2009. The mission anticipates achieving parity with cost of electricity on the grid by 2022 and parity with coal-based thermal power by 2030.

The plan is to produce 20,000 MW through solar power by 2022, up from just 200 MW. Read more…
Categories: Power

Government hopeful of reducing power deficit to half… Really??

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Like I have mentioned in my previous posts on the power sector, I re-iterate — the Indian sub-continent is plagued by power shortages and is likely to continue in the medium term. Capacity addition during the current year (2010-11) as well as the current five-year plan period (2007-12) is way below target.

The head of CEA claims that “the deficit could fall to 6.5 percent in the fiscal year ending March 2012 from the current 13.8 percent”. However, there is a big question mark (?) Read more…

Categories: Coal, Power

India’s T&D Sector at a Glance

September 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Transmission of electricity is defined as the bulk transfer of power over a long distance at a relatively high voltage, generally 132 kilovolt (kv) and above. Electricity distribution involves receipt of bulk power from transmission facilities and supply to end-consumers within a predetermined geographical area at lower voltage levels. The transmission and distribution (T&D) system mainly comprises transmission lines, sub-stations, switching stations, transformers and distribution lines. Read more…

Categories: Power

New Regulatory Framework for Inter-State Power Transmission in India

September 24, 2010 Leave a comment

The goal in the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-12) is to achieve a national power grid with inter-regional power transfer capacity of more than 37,000 MW. This would almost triple India’s inter-regional transmission capacity within five years.

Thus, to enable smooth transmission among states, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has unveiled a new regulatory framework for inter-state transmission. For the PIB release, click here
Categories: Power