‘Water becoming a serious constraint for power generation’

It’s time to levy a certain price for water usage: GE Energy India CEO
US multinational GE Energy feels India’s economy is headed in the right direction, but a lot more can be done by bringing in legislation to rein in water usage. The company entered water technology and solutions in 1999. Its India Region President and CEO, Mr Banamali Agrawala, tells Business Line that unless this is done, water will be a serious constraint for power generation in India.

Which areas are you looking at in the water segment here?

In India, the challenges around water are beginning to manifest in various ways… From the power generation perspective, too, water is becoming a serious constraint. India may have enough coal, but not enough water to produce power (for cooling down equipment and producing steam).

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Mechanical engineer with experience in Power Plant maintenance , operation and auditing for ISI marked products. MBA in Power Management from National Power Training Institute, Faridabad. Working as Consultant for Bridge to India Pvt. Ltd. Expertise in: 1) Power sector regulations 2) Financial Modelling 3) Project Development solar PV plants 4) Strategic consulting 5) Report writing

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