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The Power Sector team supports India’s transitions in electricity generation by examining the role of thermal generation in a renewable-rich scenario, economic and environmental impacts of thermal generation assets, and the integration of renewables into power systems. The focus of this research line is on improving data quality and accessibility pertaining to the sector, and the work involves extensive stakeholder engagements with regulatory bodies and civil society groups across India. The team also analyses accountability measures associated with the operation of electricity utilities and supports ongoing regulatory and institutional reforms in the sector.

With researchers based in Lucknow and New Delhi, the team is currently dedicated to shaping an affordable, reliable, and accountable power sector in Uttar Pradesh.

  • 70%

    of a DISCOM’s annual expenses consist of power procurement costs
    Source: CEEW Analysis, 2017
  • 30,000 crore

    Combined losses of electricity utilities in Uttar Pradesh in FY’16.
    Source: PFC, 2017
  • 5%

    Estimated rise in electricity tariffs (CAGR) for industrial customers in Delhi and Bangalore
    Source: CEEW Analysis, 2017
  • Research on retail tariffs for industrial and commercial sector stakeholders has long been ignored. Thisattempt by CEEW is appreciated and well taken.

    Balawant Joshi

    MD, Idam Infrastructure Advisory

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