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Enron Imbroglio

This paper offers a technical perspective on the Enron imbroglio, examining issues of power projections and how they are made; the determination of future needs and the calculation of costs and prices and plant and power management in the country. Managing a power utility, it points out, requires technical and managerial competence without political or bureaucratic interference.

Thinking through the Enron Issue

The issues at the core of the debate over the Dabhol power project are: (1) Does India need power? Does Maharashtra need power? Is there a need for a new power plant in Maharashtra? (2) How does the cost of Dabhol power compare with alternatives? (3) Is there scope to reduce the cost of Dabhol power? This paper seeks to suggest how these questions should be explored and to provide answers to them.
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