Find Electricity and Power expertise in India
India has the fifth largest generation capacity in the world (2009). The country produces 53.3% of its power from coal power stations, due to its vast coal reserves; with hydroelectric producing 24.7%, other renewables 7.7%, and oil 0.9%. The remainder is from nuclear (2009). The distribution of electricity, within the country, is currently undergoing reform. The Electricity Act of 2003 has split the existing State Electricity Boards into separate Generation, Transmission and Distribution units. In addition to this, private firms have been brought in. Examples of such private firms include Tata Power and BSES. Whilst India’s huge economic growth ever increases demand, the country continues to export electricity to its immediate neighbours.
|Electricity and Power organisations in India|
|Ministry of Power||