National electricity plan by Sept.

This will provide a road map for the power sector for the next five years

August 23, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 09:51 am IST - BENGALURU:

A national electricity plan, which provides a road map for the power sector for the next five years, will be ready by next month, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) Chairman S.D. Dubey said on Monday.

He was speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a conference on ‘Smart-reliable-sustainable power’, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here.

The national electricity plan, drafted once every five years, would indicate the requirements and the likely scenario for the next five years in terms of power transmission, distribution and generation. It would also include requirement of manpower and funds. The plan would provide a break-up of the projected growth in different forms of power such as thermal, hydel, nuclear, solar and wind energy.

He said an “electrical power survey,” which would forecast the power requirements of different States for the next five years, was also being prepared to help provide crucial inputs to the national electricity plan.

Mr. Dubey observed that the increase in the generation of renewable energy, particularly in the southern States, called for efficient management of the power grid as most part of the green energy was being generated during off-peak hours when the demand for power was less.

Flash-charging electric bus

India might follow Geneva’s example of operating eco-friendly electric buses with flash-charging facility.

These buses can be charged automatically within 15 seconds when it arrives at a bus-stop, said ABB India Ltd Managing Director Sanjeev Sharma, whose company has joined hands with TOSA (Trolleybus Optimisation Systeme Alimentation) to provide the flash charging facility. The charging is done through a structure on the bus-top which automatically connects to the power point on the roof of the bus stop.

He said Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had agreed to his request for operating the buses on a pilot basis. When and where the project would be taken up was yet to be decided.

Electrical power survey also being prepared to help provide crucial inputs to the national electricity plan

S.D. Dubey,Chairman, Central Electricity Authority

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.