Pillai N., Vijayamohanan (2008): STRENGTHENING INFRASTRUCTURE: POWER SECTOR REFORMS- SOME VIABLE PROPOSALS FOR KERALA.
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It goes without saying that the problems confronting the State Electricity Boards (SEBs) in India are just internal to them, and hence what the system requires is not any market-oriented restructuring, but an essence-specific reform that can remove the impediments that stand in the way of the SEBs’ improved performance. It is in this light that we propose some viable measures of reform meant for the Kerala power sector, covering all the stages of its functioning. Since the problems haunting the power sector start from the very first stage of capacity expansion planning itself, we suggest, to start with, a simple method of electricity demand projection for Kerala and discuss its implications. Then we discuss in detail some viable measures of reform for the Kerala power sector for its efficient functioning in the execution of expansion plans and operational performance.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||STRENGTHENING INFRASTRUCTURE: POWER SECTOR REFORMS- SOME VIABLE PROPOSALS FOR KERALA|
|Keywords:||Power sector reforms, Kerala, inefficiency, demand projection|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L94 - Electric Utilities
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L98 - Government Policy
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy
|Depositing User:||Vijayamohanan Pillai N|
|Date Deposited:||26. May 2008 10:33|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 06:33|
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2. Kannan K. P. and Pillai, N. Vijayamohanan (2002) Plight of the Power Sector in India: Inefficiency, Reforms and Political Economy. Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
3. Kannan K. P. and Pillai, N. Vijayamohanan (2001) ‘The Aetiology of the Inefficiency Syndrome in the Indian Power Sector: Main Issues and Conclusions of a Study’, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy, 13 (4), October-December: 551-581; also as Working Paper No. 324, March 2002, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
4. Pillai, N. Vijayamohanan (2001) Electricity Demand Analysis and Forecasting – The Tradition is Questioned! Working Paper 312, February. Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.