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Title Overview of Power Sector in India 2008
Publisher/ Author India Core Publishing
Year Published 2008
Format Paperback and a CD
Pages Pp 360
Delivery Indian as well as International Orders & Deliveries accepted
Product Code IPPR-120
Price in INR (for Indian Orders) 2500
Price in USD (for International Orders) 150

Book Details

'Overview of Power Sector in India' is the industry's annual reference source offering a holistic view of the developments taking place in the power sector. It analyses the prevailing scenario in the Indian power sector alongwith the existing policy & regulatory framework. It tracks the growth and performance of the Indian power sector, the ongoing reform initiatives and offers statistical updates on generation, transmission & distribution areas. It also lists the organisations in 'Players in the Power Sector' section.

The 'Contact Details of Key Players' section lists the various organisations in the sector including central ministries, state power/ energy departments, electricity regulatory commissions, state organisations- electricity boards/ departments/ generation cos/ transmission cos/ distribution cos, state nodal agencies for renewable energy resources, central sector utilities etc.

Having received an overwhelming response, IndiaCore has now brought out the next edition of this keenly awaited report on the Indian power sector. The report is available in print alongwith lot of useful information in CD.

Buyers of the current & previous editions include ABN AMRO, Alstom, American Express Bank, Amity Institute of Energy & Environment, APC, Asian Electronics Limited, Balasore Alloys, Balco, BF Utilities Limited, Centre for Wind Energy Technology, Colenco Power Engineering, Confederation of Indian Industry, Damodar Valley Corporation, DFID, Doosan, Economic Times Intelligence Group, Edelweiss Capital, EI Dupont, Embassy of Poland, Embassy of Spain, Enercon, EPCOS India Private Limited, Euro RSCG, Fichtner Consulting, Frost & Sullivan, Gammon India Limited, Grasim Industries Limited, Gujarat Gas Company Limited, High Commission of India in Singapore, Honeywell Automation India Limited, ICRA Limited, IIT- Kanpur, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, IT Power India, ITMA, K E Burgmann Flexibles India Private Limited, Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, L & T - Sargent & Lundy Limited, LPS Bossard (P) Ltd, Lurgi (India) Ltd, MCC PTA India Corporation Private Limited, MPSEB, National Institute of Technology, NEG Micon (India) Private Limited, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, NHPC, NTPC, Oil India Limited, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Petronet LNG Limited, Planning Commission, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Praxair, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Reliance Energy Limited, Rochling Engineering Plastics (India) Pvt Limited, Sandstone Capital Advisors Private Limited, Schlumberger, Sher E Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (k), Shree Cement Ltd, Shriram EPC Limited, Siemens Limited, Sintex Industries, Skanska International, SLS Power Industries Limited, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Tata Power Trading, Tata Projects Limited, Thermax, Thyssenkrupp Electrical, Ultra Tech Cement Ltd, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, US Library of Congress, Vestas RRB India Ltd, World Institute of Sustainable Energy, WWF-India amongst many others...


Indian Power Sector

  • Destination India
  • Growth of Power Sector
  • Electricity Consumption
  • Unbalanced Growth & Shortages
  • Blueprint for Power Sector Development
  • Strategies to achieve 'Power for All'
  • Historical Perspective 
  • Earlier Laws Governing the Power Sector
  • A Time Line of the Indian Power Sector

Power Sector Reforms

  • Background
  • Crisis in the Power Sector
  • Beginning of Economic Reforms & Privatisation of Generation
  • Orissa Model of SEB reforms
  • Common Minimum Program
  • More Reform Initiatives
  • Major Initiatives by Ministry of Power
  • Reforms in States' Power Sector

Power Sector Performance

  • Performance/ Policy Initiatives during 2006- 07
  • Capacity Addition
  • Financial Performance


  • All India Fuelwise Generating Installed Capacity
  • Power Supply Position
  • Peak Demand & Peak Met
  • 17th Electric Power Survey (EPS) projections
  • Capacity Addition Target & Achievement
  • Xth plan Capacity Addition Target (Sectorwise)
  • XIth plan Capacity Addition Target (Sectorwise)
  • Plant Load Factor
  • Measures to improve power generation
  • Accelerated Generation & Supply Programme (AG&SP)
  • Thermal Generation
  • Criticality of Coal Supply
  • Supply of gas to gas based power stations
  • Fly Ash Production cum utilization plan
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
  • Captive Generation
  • Hydro Generation
  • Accelerating Development of Hydro Projects
  • 50,000 MW Hydro initiative
  • Nuclear Power


  • Transmission Network as on January, 2008
  • Augmenting Power Transmission Capability
  • Central Transmission Utility- POWERGRID
  • Key features of the future Transmission system development
  • Inter regional power transfer
  • Status of power supply position
  • Functionality of Regional Grids
  • Creation of National Grid
  • Measures to improve the transmission system
  • Monitoring of grid discipline and grid issues
  • Open Access System
  • Availability Based Tariff
  • Power Trading
  • PTC India Limited (Power Trading Corporation)


  • Energy Handled by Utilities
  • Core Problem
  • Distribution Reforms
  • Six Level Intervention Strategies
  • District Level Distribution Improvement Plan
  • 11KV Feeder as Profit Centre
  • Capacity Building
  • One Time Settlement of Outstanding SEBs’ Dues
  • Distribution Reform, Upgrades and Management (DRUM)
  • Restructuring- Privatisation / Corporatisation
  • Electricity Act 2003
  • Rating of SEBs
  • Elimination of Theft
  • Metering & Billing
  • High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS)
  • GIS Based Mapping, Customer Indexing and Asset Coding
  • Segregation of feeders
  • Electricity Call Center
  • Customer Service Center
  • Online Collections
  • Citizen Charter
  • Energy audit
  • Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (APDRP)

New & Renewable Energy Sources

  • Power from Renewables
  • Wind Power
  • Small Hydro Power
  • Solar Energy
  • Biomass Energy and Cogeneration
  • Biomass Gasification
  • Energy from Waste
  • New Technologies
  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cells
  • Biofuels
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Ocean Energy

Rural electrification

  • Status
  • Rural Households Electrification
  • Definition of Village Electrification
  • Rural Electrification Initiatives
  • Rural Electricity Infrastructure and Household Electrification
  • Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY)
  • Minimum Needs Programme
  • Accelerated Rural Electrification Programme (AREP)
  • Kutir Jyoti Programme (KJP)
  • Accelerated electrification scheme of one lakh villages and one crore households
  • Rural Electricity Supply Technology (REST) Mission
  • Rural Electrification and Distribution Backbone (REDB)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana
  • Distributed Generation
  • Integrated Rural Energy Programme (IREP)
  • Remote Village Electrification Programme
  • Village Energy Security Program
  • Rural Electrification in the Long Run

Renovation & Modernisation

  • Renovation & Modernization for Thermal Power Stations
  • National Perspective Plan for R&M and Life Extension (LE) of Thermal Power Stations
  • R&M Programme during 10th Plan
  • Renovation & Modernization for Hydro Power Stations
  • Formulation of National Perspective Plan for Renovation, Modernisation, Uprating and Life Extension of Hydro Power Stations
  • R&M programme during 2006-07
  • Incentives by the GoI

Energy Conservation

  • Energy Conservation Act, 2001
  • Indian Industry Programme for Energy Conservation (IIPEC)
  • Standards & Labeling (S&L) Programme
  • Demand Side Management (DSM)
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Establishments
  • Energy Conservation Building Codes
  • Professional Certification and Accreditation
  • Manuals and Codes
  • Energy Conservation Awareness
  • Indo- German Energy Efficiency Project (Phase II)
  • National Energy Conservation Awards

Electricity Act 2003

  • Main features
  • Possible Impacts of the Electricity Act 2003
  • Policies to be Framed under The Electricity Act, 2003
  • National Electricity Policy

Performance Rating of State Power Sector- 2006

  • Parameters used
  • Key Aspects
  • Last Assigned Scores- March 2005
  • Assigned Scores in 2006 report

Private Participation in the Power Sector

  • Financing for Power Sector Expansion Programmes
  • Enabling Policy Framework
  • Investment opportunities in Power Sector
  • Investment Opportunities for Private Companies in Transmission
  • Investment opportunities in Non-Conventional Energy Sources

Emerging Trends

  • Renewed Interest from Private Companies
  • Mega Power Policy
  • Ultra Mega Power Projects
  • Merchant Power Plants
  • Farm Subsidies & Free Power
  • New Draft Norm on Tariff based bidding
  • Timeline to phase out cross-subsidies
  • Power Trading
  • Power Exchange
  • Financing of Power Projects
  • Funding Sources
  • Requirement of Distribution Equipment, Meters
  • Commercial Consumers can take their pick
  • Fuel Issues
  • A turning point for electricity consumers?

Players in the Power Sector

  • Organisation of an SEB
  • Different Players
  • Policy
  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Regulation
  • Power Trading
  • Fuel Supply
  • EPC Firms/ Equipment Suppliers
  • Financing Institutions, Insurance Companies, Law Firms, Rating Firms
  • Foreign Lending to the Indian Power Sector
  • Research and Professional Bodies
  • Industry Organisations

Contact Details of Key Players

  • Central Ministries & Departments
  • State Ministries & Departments
  • Regulatory & Policy Making Authorities
  • Regulatory & Policy Making Authorities- Electricity Regulatory Commissions
  • State Organisations- SEBs, Departments, Generation Cos, Transmission Cos, Distribution Cos
  • State Nodal Agencies for Renewable Energy Resources
  • Central Power Sector Organisations
  • Private Sector Utilities, Independent Power Producers & Developers, Power Generating Companies
  • Websites of Organisations

Statistical Profile of Indian Power Sector

1. Highlights of Power Sector during January, 2008
Target/ Achievement in Capacity Addition during January, 2008
Achievement in Generation during January, 2008
2. Capacity Addition during April- January, 2008
3. Energy Generation during April- January, 2008
4. Generation Capacity Addition during 2007- 2008- Target & Achievement
Capacity Addition during 2007- 2008 upto January 2008
5. All India Plant Load Factor (PLF)
List of Utility/ Organisation whose PLF achievement was lower than the target
6. Region/ Fuel Wise Installed Power Generation Capacity as on January 31, 2008
7. State/ Sector Wise Installed Generation Capacity as on January 31, 2008
8. Region/ Sector Wise Installed Capacity of Power Utilities as on January 31, 2008
9. Installed Capacity of Power Utilities in States/ UTs located in Northern Region including Allocated Shares in Joint & Central Sector Utilities as on January 31, 2008
10. Installed Capacity of Power Utilities in States/ UTs located in Western Region including Allocated Shares in Joint & Central Sector Utilities as on January 31, 2008
11. Installed Capacity of Power Utilities in States/ UTs located in Southern Region including Allocated Shares in Joint & Central Sector Utilities as on January 31, 2008
12. Installed Capacity of Power Utilities in States/ UTs located in Eastern Region including Allocated Shares in Joint & Central Sector as on January 31, 2008
13. Installed Capacity of Power Utilities in State/ UTs located in North-Eastern Region including Allocated Shares in Joint & Central Utilities as on January 31, 2008
14. Installed Capacity of Power Utilities in the Island as on January 31, 2008
15. Growth of Installed Generation Capacity since Sixth Plan
16. Capacity Addition Target for 11th Plan
17. Capacity Addition Target/ Achievement during 11th Plan (Year wise)
18. Hydro Electric Schemes Cleared by CEA during April 2007- January, 2008
19. Coal Supply & Stock Position in Thermal Power Stations
20. Rural Electrification
21. Progress of Rural Electrification & Pumpsets Energisation
22. Towns Electrified (as on 31.03.2007)
23. Actual Power Supply Position during April- January, 2008
24. Peak Demand/ Peak Met during April- January, 2008
25. Power Cuts on Industries during January, 2008
26. Power Supply to Agricultural Sector during January 2008
27. Transmission Lines (Target & Achievement)
Sub- Stations (Target & Achievement)
28. Transmission Works Completed during January 2008
A. Transmission Lines
B. Sub- Stations
29. Growth of Transmission Sector since 6th Plan
A. Transmission Lines
B. Sub- Stations
Transmission Network as on January 31, 2008
30. Powergrid Map
31. Transmission Network- Major Grid Substations of Powergrid
32. Inter Regional Transfer Capacity- Existing & Proposed by the end of 11th Plan
33. Cost of Generation of Power for 2006-07 (as on 01.02.2008)


Annexures in CD

  1. Annexure 1- Power Sector Profile- Eastern Region- ER0407 (pdf format)
  2. Annexure 2- Power Sector Profile- North Eastern Region- NER0407 (pdf format)
  3. Annexure 3- Power Sector Profile- Northern Region- NR0407 (pdf format)
  4. Annexure 4- Power Sector Profile- Southern Region- SR0407 (pdf format)
  5. Annexure 5- Power Sector Profile- Western Region- WR0407 (pdf format)
  6. Annexure 6- SEB_Report 2005- by pfc (pdf format)
  7. Annexure 7- Electricity Act 2003 (pdf format)
  8. Annexure 8- 50,000 MW Hydroelectric Initiatives- 2003 (pdf format)
  9. Annexure 9- Act- Energy Conservation 2001 (word format)
  10. Annexure 10- APDRP Scheme- 2002 (pdf format)
  11. Annexure 11- Blueprint for Power Sector Development- 2001 (pdf format)
  12. Annexure 12- Draft National Electricity Policy- june 2004 (pdf format)
  13. Annexure 13- Electricity Regulatory Commission Act- 1998 (word format)
  14. Annexure 14- Report- Deepak Parekh Committee on State Specific Reforms- 2002 (pdf format)
  15. Annexure 15- Report- Gokak Committee on Distributed Generation- 2001 (pdf format)
  16. Annexure 16- Report- IT Taskforce for Power Sector 2002 (pdf format)
  17. Annexure 17- Report- Kohli- Committee on Financing of Power Sector 2002 (pdf format)
  18. Annexure 18- Report- Rating of SEBs- 2004 (pdf format)
  19. Annexure 19- IEGC- grid code- dec1999 (pdf format)
  20. Annexure 20- ABT Order- jan2000 (pdf format)
  21. Annexure 21- CERC Regulations for Open Access in Inter-State Transmission- jan2004 (pdf format)
  22. Annexure 22- CERC trading licence regulations- jan2004 (pdf format)
  23. Annexure 23- CERC Regulations- Tariff Policy- mar2004 (pdf format)
  24. Annexure 24- Draft Regulations on Grant of Transmission License- sep2004 (pdf format)
  25. Annexure 25- National Electricity Policy 2005 (pdf format)
  26. Annexure 26- Draft Rural Electrification Policy (pdf format)
  27. Annexure 27- Organisational Structure- Ministry of Power- 2007 (pdf format)
  28. Annexure 28- National Master Plan for Waste-to-Energy Program (pdf format)
  29. Annexure 29- Electricity Rules 2005 (pdf format)
  30. Annexure 30- Distribution Policy Committee Report- 2002 (pdf format)
  31. Annexure 31- a- India_Power_Map- Power Grid Lines (gif format)
  32. Annexure 31- b- India_Power_Map- Power Grid Lines- northern_region (gif format)
  33. Annexure 31- c- India_Power_Map- Power Grid Lines- western_region (gif format)
  34. Annexure 31- d- India_Power_Map- Power Grid Lines- southern_region (gif format)
  35. Annexure 31- e- India_Power_Map- Power Grid Lines- north_eastern_region (gif format)
  36. Annexure 31- f- India_Power_Map- Power Grid Lines- eastern_region (pdf format)
  37. Annexure 32- Notifications under Electricity Act 2003 (pdf format)
  38. Annexure 33- Electricity (Procedure for previous publication) Rules- jun2005 (pdf format)
  39. Annexure 34- Competition Act 2002 (pdf format)
  40. Annexure 35- Development_of_Ultra-Mega-Power-Project (pdf format)
  41. Annexure 36- Bharat Nirman (pdf format)
  42. Annexure 37- cerc- fixation of trading_margin- jan 2005 (pdf format)
  43. Annexure 38- National Load Despatch Centre Rules 2004 (pdf format)
  44. Annexure 39- cerc- trading margins cap- june 2006 (pdf format)
  45. Annexure 40- Mega Power Projects- Revised Policy Guidelines (pdf format)
  46. Annexure 41- Power-Trading-Licensees- as-on-31-3-2007 (pdf format)
  47. Annexure 42- MOP-Performance_Report_2006-jan2007 (pdf format)
  48. Annexure 43- MOP-Outcome_Budget_2007-08 (pdf format)
  49. Annexure 44- Investment in Infrastructure during the Eleventh Plan (pdf format)
  50. Annexure 45- Chief Ministers Conference- may07- resolution-as-adopted (pdf format)
  51. Annexure 46- Working Group- 11th Plan- Power (pdf format)
  52. Annexure 47- Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidhyutikaran Yojana- REIHE (pdf format)
  53. Annexure 48- State Power Sector- Performance Ratings- jun2006- Final_Report_Rating (pdf format)
  54. Annexure 49- Integrated Energy Policy- complete report (pdf format)
  55. Annexure 50- Map- Installed Power Capacity in India- March 2007 (pdf format)
  56. Annexure 51- Map- Power Grid Lines by 2011- 2012 (pdf format)
  57. Annexure 52- Map- Powergrid Broadband Telecom Network- 2007 (pdf format)
  58. Annexure 53- Organisation Chart of CEA- 2007 (pdf format)
  59. Annexure 54- Organisation Chart of Powergrid- 2007 (pdf format)

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