Grid integration increases fear among energy expert
Even before the country would have learnt its lessons from the black out across north India on July 30 and 31, the talks of grid stability seem to be pointing at a possible vulnerability of the national grid once the southern grid is integrated into it by 2014. Surendra L Rao, former chairman of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission ( CERC) and an energy expert says it loud that he is afraid of the future.
“The south is also not saintly when it comes to maintaining grid discipline like Uttar Pradesh. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh don’t mind violating rules of the grid discipline as long as they can draw more power for their states,” Rao made it very clear at a discussion on grid stability and why the massive black outs in city on Friday.