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Inter-state Transmission

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780198082279
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199082063 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0010
Inter-state Transmission

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This chapter traces the evolution of inter-state transmission in India. It presents a legal and policy overview and the vision in the Electricity Act, 2003 about the development of this important segment. It highlights the importance of transmission planning and explains the provision in the law and policy in this regard. The chapter describes provisions of competitive bidding in transmission and highlights the salient features of the bidding guidelines, while presenting comparison at relevant places between the bidding guidelines for procurement of power and procurement of transmission services. The important aspect of access to inter-state transmission has also been covered in this chapter. The chapter also discusses the concept and issues of dedicated transmission line and concludes by presenting future challenges and the way forward for the development of inter-state transmission of electricity in India.

Keywords: India; electricity sector; Electricity Act; inter-state transmission; competitive bidding; transmission pricing; Point of Connection; transmission service; dedicated transmission

Chapter.  7553 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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