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Integration of Short and Medium/Long Term Planning in the Indian Power Sector

The power supply situation in India is characterized by shortages. In response to this situation, many industrial consumers have invested in captive generation facilities for their own use. Although the use of small, expensive, diesel-based captive generator sets may be rational from the viewpoint of the industrial entrepreneurs, their use is not the least-cost option for the Indian economy.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Access – Sustainable Development and Distributed Energy; Energy Modeling – Integrated Assessment Modeling

JEL Codes: Q41: Energy: Demand and Supply; Prices, L94: Electric Utilities, L95: Gas Utilities; Pipelines; Water Utilities, Q48: Energy: Government Policy, D11: Consumer Economics: Theory

Keywords: India, Electric utilities, Long term planning, Energy policy

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol11-No1-9

Published in Volume 11, Number 1 of the bi-monthly journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.


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