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Discussion Draft May 26, 2017

Poverty Amidst Plenty: Limits of Generation Bias and State Allocation in Madhya Pradesh’s Power Sector

By Ashwini K. Swain

Despite phenomenal growth in power availability, Madhya Pradesh continues to struggle with high-level energy poverty. Two decades after the state-initiated distribution reforms, the power utilities are still grappling with past problems. Institutional restructuring, which unfolded over 11 years, resulted in a complex institutional architecture that provides the s...

Energy Resource Planning, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Tariffs Download View Summary
Discussion Draft May 10, 2017

Protecting Power: The Politics of Partial Reforms in Punjab’s Electricity Sector

By Ashwini K. Swain

By achieving the longstanding national aspiration of universal access and recording a per capita consumption of nearly double the national average, Punjab’s power sector appears to be a successful case of electrical development. Despite good performance in loss reduction and collection efficiency, both factors that ail many electricity utilities in India, Punja...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary