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In this chapter of Decentralised Energy: A Global Game Changer, Ranjit Bharvirkar takes a look at how centralized provision of electricity in India has never been reliable for millions of consumers. It was always supplemented by alternative sources – both economically and environmentally – which are not always the best. Presently, the energy world is going full circle since it went from decentralized to centralized systems in the last century and are now leaning back toward decentralized energy options for the future. Amidst this changing dynamic, Mr. Bharivrkar looks at the potential of decentralized energy in India and how the government should shape their policies to maximum benefit rather than considering it a threat to the incumbent distribution utility model.
Comments Off on Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India’s States
Electricity is critical to enabling India’s economic growth and providing a better future for its citizens. In spite of several decades of reform, the Indian electricity sector has been unable to provide high-quality and affordable electricity for all, and grapples with the challenge of poor financial and operational performance. To understand why, Mapping Power provides a comprehensive analysis of the political economy of electricity in India’s states. With chapters on fifteen states by scholars of state politics and electricity, this volume maps the political and economic forces that constrain and shape decisions in electricity distribution. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Mapping Power concludes that attempts to depoliticize the sector are misplaced and could worsen outcomes. Instead, the authors conclude that a historically grounded political economy analysis helps us understand the past and devise reforms to simultaneously improve sectoral outcomes and generate political rewards. These arguments have implications for the challenges facing India’s electricity future, including providing electricity to all, implementing government reform schemes, and successfully managing the rise of renewable energy.
Comments Off on Recomendações para uma Estratégia Regulatória Nacional de Combate ao Desperdício de Eletricidade no Brasil
Este relatório apresenta as conclusões de um conjunto de nove trabalhos elaborados pelo Projeto de Inovação de Tecnologia Energética (ETIP) patrocinado pela Agência Americana para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (USAID). Os trabalhos apresentam uma proposta para os gastos com eficiência energética no setor elétrico no Brasil. As recomendações concentram-se na exigência existente na regulamentação, que determina que as concessionárias de distribuição devem alocar 1% de sua receita anual líquida em programas de eficiência energética, mas são, também, aplicáveis, em grande escala, a outros programas de eficiência energética do setor elétrico. Por meio de um Memorando de Entendimento entre a USAID e a Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL), a equipe do ETIP1 elaborou o conjunto de trabalhos mediante consultas com o pessoal da ANEEL na Superintendência de Regulação da Comercialização de Eletricidade (SRC).
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