Mains-76: Infrastructure: Energy Sector

National Data Repository: Concept, Content and Uses

India has joined the rank of elite nations like the UK and Norway as the Union Government unveiled the establishment of a National Data Repository for the upstream sector. It was announced by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during his appearance at the DG Carbons Roadshow programme in Abu Dhabi. What is the National Data ..

India Needs To Unify Its Energy Departments

In recent times, India has woken up to the problem of trying to manage an array of different ministries and departments when it comes to the energy sector. What is the issue? India has five different ministries, along with a multitude of different regulators, which govern the energy sector. We have different ministries each for ..

Creating a healthy power sector

A healthy power sector is the need of the country to help India realise the dream of being amongst the developed countries. Though all the three segments of the power sector which includes generation, transmission and distribution are important, it is the distribution sector which needs to be the strongest in the value chain. Operational ..


Hydropower & South Asia

South Asia which houses 24% of the global population is one of the most underdeveloped regions of the world. Mutual cooperation is linked with development of the region and for the optimal utilisation of natural resources. The global average of per capital consumption of power is 2700 kWh, however with less than 700 kWh per ..

How the policy flip-flops will adversely affect the renewable energy targets?

A report by Crisil makes the following observations: India is likely to miss the renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022 owing to regulatory challenges, policy flip-flops and steep fall in tariffs. India is set to miss the targets by a full 42 per cent since the industry is witnessing fast waning interest from ..