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Meeting India’s demand for electricity (Japanese)

This Results Profile focuses on meeting India’s demand for electricity. India faces an acute deficit of electric power. Almost half of all Indian households do not have access to electricity. As India’s energy resources are spread unevenly across the country, the efficient transmission of power from surplus to deficient regions is critical. There was therefore, a pressing need to strengthen and expand the all-India national transmission network, the national grid. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development has been involved with India’s energy program for more than a decade, using innovative financing and technical advice to help the Indian government and POWERGRID address the country’s energy shortages. Between 1993 and 2003, the Bank concentrated its efforts on helping develop the national transmission network by strengthening regional grids, facilitating the transfer of power across the regions through POWERGRID. In 2007, the Rampur hydropower project marked the first Bank-financed hydropower development in India since 1989. India’s electricity transmission system operator has been consistently maintaining transmission system availability at over 99 percent, which is at par with international utilities. POWERGRID has tripled its transmission network and is one of the world's largest electricity transmission system operators

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  • Document Date

    2010/03/03

  • Document Type

    Brief

  • Report Number

    95243

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    India,

  • Region

    South Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/10/13

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Meeting India’s demand for electricity

  • Keywords

    demand for electricity;transmission network;transfer power;transmission and distribution network;energy shortage;transmission line;system operator;transmission system;electricity transmission;national grid;Access to Electricity;per capita consumption;reduction in transmission;Energy Sector;transmission utility;institutional strengthening;direct loan;power trading;hydropower development;state sector;weather forecast;energy resource;generation capacity;Electric Power;efficient transmission;national power;transmission capacity;power exchange;power engineer;power station;Indicator Target;

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Meeting India’s demand for electricity (Japanese). Results Profile Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/807881467987828958/Meeting-India-s-demand-for-electricity