SOLAR: THE ANSWER TO INDIA’S LONG TERM POWER NEEDS

Ms. Ratnottama Sengupta covers policies as a consultant in the Market Intelligence team at BRIDGE TO INDIA. 

India is reeling under a power crisis as the northern grid failed for the second time in 48 hours, this time along with the eastern and north-eastern grids. As the Ministry of Power struggles to find a quick fix to restore power to 20 (out of 28) Indian states, we have to ask ourselves whether the country can rely on such erratic supply of power from the central grids.

  • India’s power sector supplies inadequate and unstable power to the country, while the power demand is continuously on the rise
  • India’s spotty track-record in building large scale infrastructure calls into question the entire concept of a centralized power infrastructure
  • Solar is an increasingly attractive option for decentralized power supply to increase supply security and reduce power costs

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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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