|About Power Supply in India :
60% of Indian
families still do not have electricity in their homes. 22% of
power generated does not reach the consumers and probably 40%
does not get paid for
capacity is 94,000 MW.
demand for additional capacity by the year 2012 (end of the
11th Five year Plan) is expected to be 1,27,000 MW at an estimated
outlay of Rs.525,000 million (USD 12,068 million)
| Industry Attractions:
- Top priority assigned by Government of India for development
of Power Sector Rs.3,25,000 million of investment represents
enormous demand potential for plant, equipment, instrumentation
and services for power projects.
- 45,000 MW of capacity for multinational and private sector
investment (18,000 MW in 9th Plan).
- The renewable energy potential is 19,500 MW.
- Reduced duty of 20% on import of equipment for renewable
energy (wind, solar etc.)j
| Other Industry
- Loss to India due to poor quality power, lose Rs.22,000
crore in 2003.
- In 1956 Calder Hall, Cumbria, UK, was the first nuclear
ower station in the world to provide station in the world
to provide electricity commercially.
- It takes approximately 2 million joules of energy to
boil a pot of coffee.
- A piece of buttered toast contians approximately 315 kilojoules
of energy, enough to power a light bulb for about one-and-a-half
- Hydropower supplies 24% of the worls'd power to 1 billion
- 10% of total US generating capacity is fuelled by natural
fas, about the same as hydropower. More than half of US
capacity is coal-fired, with nuclear power accounting for
- 24 cent /kwh: the price charged for electricity produced
at Thomas Edison's forst plant built in 1882. Current average
US price is about 6.3 cents/kwh.
- Currently, all the dams in the world produce about 2,044
million MW hours of electricity.
1 million users of electricity in Delhi are unregistered, so
2.4 million official users are paying (loosing) 800 crore a
year to subsidise thieves.
|Limit of 3 years by the Ministry
to manufacturers of 8 product categories:
A time limit of 3 years has been given by the Ministry to manufacturers
of 8 product categories that should carry labels regarding consumption
of energy. The identified products include air-conditioners,
heaters, motors, agri-pumps, lighting systems, distribution
transformers, industrial fans and air compressors.