Central Transmission Utility of India Limited – An important entity born out of yet another reform measure in the Transmission Sector of India

The Central Transmission Utility (CTU) is an important facet of the electricity transmission sector. The Electricity Act, 2003, the legislation which determines the governance of the electricity sector in India, has allocated various important functions to the CTU. Among others, these functions include: (a) undertaking transmission of electricity through the inter-state transmission network, (b) planning …

Revamped Distribution Scheme – Another Effort to Reform the Indian Electricity Distribution Sector

In earlier blog, we discussed in detail a major problem plaguing the electricity sector in India – ensuring financial viability of Distribution Utilities (DISCOMs). We noted how this objective has long been a policy focus for successive governments and discussed a new Central Government scheme aimed at ensuring financial viability of DISCOMs; a scheme which …

Leakage Current and Monitoring of GIS Lightning Arresters

In an earlier blog, we discussed the techniques and methodologies for health assessment of lightning/surge arresters.  We also shared our knowledge on the various methods of measuring resistive leakage current or power loss. In the following blog, we answered the 10 most frequently asked questions on the various aspects of testing and measuring lightning/surge arresters. …

Monitor Your Distribution Network In Real-time with OrxaGrid’s Single Line Diagram (SLD)

This post is co-created with OrxaGrid to showcase OrxaGrid's interactive & intuitive Single Line Diagram which allows users to easily create, edit and export their single line diagrams The Grid Analytics Platform features an editable and configurable Single Line Diagram (SLD) tool that brings live system monitoring data from on-site sensors. Having an SLD tool …

An ambitious reform oriented scheme to ensure financial viability of DISCOMs in India

In a previous blog detailing our views on the impact of the Union Budget on the power sector, we referred to the proposed revamped, reforms-linked scheme providing assistance to DISCOMs. At the time, details on the scheme were forthcoming. Recently, the Central Government circulated the draft guidelines on the new scheme and invited comments from …

Our Views on Impact Of The Union Budget On The Power Sector

The Hon’ble Finance Minister, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the Union Budget for the year 2021-22 on February 01, 2021. The budget was presented in unprecedented circumstances, with the pandemic driving the economy to a major contraction. The Atmanirbhar Bharat packages, introduced in May 2020, were a key marker of the vision of a self-sufficient India.  …

Decoding The Indian Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Indian Electricity Act, 2003 (EA 2003) is widely hailed as a landmark piece of legislation that reformed and rejuvenated the power sector in India. The Act ushered in competition in the power sector by permitting the entry of private players, restructuring State Electricity Boards into separate companies for power generation, transmission and distribution, streamlining …