India Power Transmission & Distribution Sector

Market Reports on India present the latest report on “India Power Transmission & Distribution Sector”.   The main function of an electrical power distribution system is to provide power to individual consumer premises.

Market Report on India present the latest report on “India Power Transmission & Distribution Sector”. The Report the sector has started receiving greater attention and investment with the restructuring of the state electricity boards.

Power transmission is an integral part of the power sector and is as vital as power generation; there is no value for generating power until the power reaches to the destination for final consumer. The huge amount of power generated in power station is to be transported over a long distance to the load centers to cater to the consumers with the help of transmission lines and transmission towers. Though India has adequate power generation capacity, it has a substantial proportion of population having limited access to electricity mostly because of lack of proper transmission infrastructure. In order to achieve target of affordable electricity for all by 2019 or even by 2022, India serious needs to have robust power transmission network.

Evacuating power safely was the main focus of India’s power transmission sector during the initial years. But as the need for electrification of more areas were realized for economic growth, the role of transmission sector changed a lot. As with the changing scenario, the transmission sector started to move towards integrated system planning because generation capacities are distributed unevenly in different regions. While thermal capacity is in the coal rich eastern region, hydro capacity is concentrated in the hilly regions of North and North-Eastern regions while renewable sources like wind or solar are concentrated in west and south regions....