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An Analysis of Maharashtra's Power Situation

This paper analyses Maharashtra's data on demand, supply and load shedding. The trends in the hourly load variation and seasonal variation of average energy and peak shortages in Maharashtra (2005-07) are analysed and used to make short-term projections and recommendations. The projected average energy and peak shortages in the state for 2007-08 are 2,600 MW and 4,500 MW, respectively. Demand side management and captive generation can be used to reduce the quantum of load shedding. The possible impact of augmenting generation from installed captive capacity and a few DSM options like efficiency for residential lighting and solar water heaters has been quantified. It is estimated that the average energy and peak shortage for 2007-08 can be reduced to 680 MW and 2,000 MW using these selected options.

Sectoral Variations in Electricity Pricing-Indian Trends and International Comparison

Indian Trends and International Comparison Rangan Banerjee Vinayak Shanbhag This paper analyses pricing trends for electricity in India and attempts to correlate the end-user electricity prices with the costs. Sectoral variations in the electricity prices are studied for the Maharashtra State Electricity Board and scenarios are constructed to predict the result of different pricing policies coupled with differing growth rates of sectoral consumption. A comparison is also made with electricity pricing policies followed in a few other countries and the possible implications of the Indian policies are discussed.

Demand Side Management in Power Planning-An Exercise for HT Industries in Maharashtra

India needs to seriously consider demand side management (DSM) options to meet the growing electricity requirements. In this paper a DSM plan is chalked out for the high tension (HT) industries in Maharashtra. Ten different DSM options have been considered. Technology characteristics have been obtained from manufacturers arid end-use analysis is based on the IGIDR-HT survey. Market penetration of DSM options has been modelled using a diffusion curve. Programme costs have been included for each DSM option.

DEFENDUS Towards Evolving a Rational Energy Policy

credits; the availability of IR has no relevance here. The borrowings from other non-government sources (5,192.93 + too large in relation to the total investment.

Models for Energy Planning

consolidation of a singular Hinduism in India? Amiya Bagchi in his well researched final chapter on 'Predatory Commercialisation and Communalism in India' is optimistic After a carefully detailed, statistically based study on the uneven expansion of trade and commerce in India and its relationship to the economic health of different sections of Hindus and Muslims, he ends his paper with an assertion that militant Hinduism faces perhaps insurmountable" obstacles. These are rooted in the segmented or fragmented nature of Indian society and in the extreme ecumenical character of Hinduism itself, 'a congeries of faith and practices' which is simply not capable of systematisation along singular or Semitic lines.
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