The distribution sector is a key link in the entire power sector business value chain and stands as a cash register for it. However, the financial health of distribution Licensee (Discom) is not in good shape. Non-realisation of electricity subsidy is a major concern, since the subsidy contributes 10 to 30 per cent of a Distribution Licensee’s total revenue. The major concerns in the current subsidy management practices of Discoms are:
The City Gas Distribution (CGD) sector is going to be one of the infrastructure growth engines in India for the next 8-10 years. From about 7 million domestic PNG connections made till the last decade, after the 9th and 10th round authorisations recently, the total number of domestic connections is expected to go beyond 50 million...
Networked heating can reduce energy costs for users and service providers and helps to mitigate fuel poverty. More efficient heating networks can also significantly reduce the carbon footprint of urban centres. However, potential for inefficiency is inherent at multiple points in every heat network, and many existing networks operate with heat losses in the magnitude of 40-50%.
To achieve net zero carbon emissions in UK, virtually all emissions from heat generation and use in buildings and industry must be eliminated. There is no single solution. Meeting decarbonised heat targets will be achieved by a mix of different technologies and options.
This article highlights the improvement achieved by Manipur State Electricity Department (MED) in revenue collection and reduction in peak load using pre-payment metering.
Reforms within the power sector in India have been going on for more than a decade. Initially the focus was on bringing about structural changes like unbundling of the state electricity boards (SEBs) and the creation of generation, transmission.
In the operations of power plants, management of reactive power plays an important role in maintaining and cotrolling transmission losses and bringing stability in grid operations and system voltage.
Electricity meters are ubiquitous in today's world and considering the importance of electricity they meausure, it is absolutely necessary that they do not fail. Unlike electro-mechanical meters.
India is the sixth largest power consumer in the world and the third largest in Asia. The country's installed capacity (as of March 2011) stood at 173.6 GW. This corresponds to energy generation of 800 billion units.
Australia has a federal system of government. In 1901, the six independent British colonies of Queensland, New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania agreed to join together.
Australia's electricity sector has been the subject of ongoing micro-economic reform since the mid-1990s, progressing from individual state-based regulatory regimes to a largely integrated national structure.
Like the rest of the world's industrialized economies, Australia has a centralized model of electricity production and distribution. In the past, the industry was centralized at regional and state level but micro-economic reforms over the past fifteen years...
Meters have long been construed as cash registers for utilities. As such, the accuracy and authenticity of data used for billing has always been of concern to them, says Kaushik Ghosh, Group CTO, Secure Meters.