Daily Archive: October 5, 2012

Wind blows off relief as power cuts return

The short spell of relief from unscheduled load shedding that the southern districts experienced for the past three days has come to an end as the power generation from wind mills, which enabled the...

Five points on the future of nuclear power in India

In response to my recent article in The Hindu, “The real questions from Kudankulam” (edit page, September 14, 2012), supporting nuclear power and arguing for an independent regulatory authority, I received much feedback, largely...

Truly powerless regulator

There are more than 10.5 million electricity consumers in Kerala. Though the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act came into being in 1998, it was only in 2002 that the Commission was actually constituted. Until then,...

Prospects lighting up for T&D firms

News of reform in the power sector has led to some recovery in share prices of companies undertaking transmission and distribution (T&D) projects. Companies such as KEC International, Kalpataru Power and Jyoti Structures depend...