Power Transmission in India 2017

  • ID: 4432154
  • Report
  • Region: India
  • 406 pages
  • India Infrastructure
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A conducive policy framework has helped the transmission sector to develop at a significant growth rate consistently. In 2015-16, transmission line length addition stood at 28,114 ct km - the highest ever increase in a single year, while transformer capacity grew by 61,349 MVA.

In this context, steps have been taken to shelve off Powergrid’s central transmission utility (CTU) status to ensure a more level playing field between Powergrid and private players, revise transmission planning guidelines, incentivize early completion of projects, and revisit the standard bidding documents for TBCB, among others. In addition, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission notified regulations to introduce ancillary services and for forecasting wind/solar energy output by interstate developers.

With the union government’s announcement of ambitious plans to scale up renewable energy to 175 GW by 2022 from just about 47 GW at present, the pressure to develop associated power evacuation infrastructure has increased. India is actively building/planning to build cross-border transmission links with the SAARC member states to enable power trade with an objective of a unified regional power grid.

Currently, India has operational cross-border interconnections with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal. Five more interconnections - one each with Bangladesh and Nepal and three with Bhutan, are already under construction. Besides, interconnections with Sri Lanka and Pakistan are under discussion.

Report Methodology

The data sources in this report is both primary and secondary. The primary data is obtained from sources such as related ministries, industry experts, private companies, Conferences organized by us for the related sector etc. The secondary sources include annual reports of companies, industry associations, paid databases, web sites, etc. The analysts and researchers combine the information from these primary and secondary sources with their industry expertise to synthesize the data presented in the report. Surveys and interviews are also conducted for this research. For the surveys, Interviews with key players and relevant people in the sector are mainly conducted. They are mostly via telephonic as well as personal interviews.
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The report has four sections with nineteen chapters:

Section I: Sector Analysis
  • Executive Summary
  • Sector Size and Growth
  • Recent Developments (past 12 months)
  • Policy Developments
  • Regulatory Developments
  • Inter-utility Comparison
  • Private Sector Participation
  • Transmission Tariffs
Section II: Outlook and Projections
  • Future Outlook
  • Utility Plans under the Power for All
  • Initiative
  • Network Growth Projections (2016-25)
Section III: Key Projects
  • High Capacity Power Transmission
  • Corridors
  • Renewable Energy Integration Projects
  • Tariff-based Competitive Bidding Projects
  • Cross Border Interconnections
  • Intra-state Projects
Section IV: Transmission Utility Profiles*
  • Central Transmission Utilities
  • State-owned Transmission Utilities
  • Private Transmission Companies
*Each transmission utility profile includes the transmission line length, transformer capacity, number of substations, capacitor base, transmission losses, transmission availability, key financials, planned capital expenditure, planned network additions and key contact
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