Bottleneck in Biomass Power Development India is predominantly an agricultural economy. The estimated food grain production in India in 2011-12 is estimated as a little over 250 MT (Source: PIB). Since biomass energy is primarily derived from the agricultural waste, this sanctify India with huge potential for Biomass power generation. However reality eludes this. The growing O&M costs and […]

Solar Energy to Reduce Electricity Subsidy India’s state of Punjab is looking towards solar and biomass energy to reduce its massive electricity subsidy burden. Punjab is one of India’s top agricultural producing states where farmers are highly pampered by all political parties. Supplying free electricity for powering pumps for drawing water has been a state […]

Two Emerging Nuclear Giants – India & China The Fukushima disaster in Japan involving the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant had bought a nuclear winter for the global nuclear energy industry. Many of the top nuclear countries like Japan and Germany have put a complete halt of nuclear power generation while the biggest nuclear equipment suppliers […]

Indian Coal Shortage leads to Idle Power There are massive power brownouts across India as electricity supply is shut down due to lack of fuel. Note the majority of India’s power capacity is built using thermal power plants run on coal. However India’s coal mining policy is a huge mess with Coal India the monopoly […]

Power Supply in India India’ Power Situation is anything but funny with a mounting and growing power deficit leading to a sharp drop in industrial productivity. India’s Power Industry is in the most severe crisis since the sector was reformed and private power sector companies were allowed. India’s electricity companies which were considered as a […]

Renewable Energy Certificate Policy in India which was unfurled with great fanfare in 2011 is suffering because of a lack of enforcement from states. According to the RPO, a certain percentage of a state’s electricity generation must come from clean energy sources. States and utilities which can’t meet their  renewable energy requirements can buy REC […]