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Minutes of Meeting 4

posted Apr 30, 2010, 10:11 PM by venkatesan ekambaram
Topic: Electric Grid and Energy Usage in India
Attendees: Achintya (speaker), Aditya, Mohit, Prashanth, Tanushree, Venky

Minutes:

Venky: Is the energy consumption statistics only that of electricity or general?
Achintya: Its not clearly stated in any of the references.

Prash: Impurity of Coal in India a big factor for low efficiency.

India is a huge importer of electricity. Not clear if actually electricity generated from other countries is actually transmitted here.

Tanushree: The plot for number of villages electrified, seems to be static for last 15 yrs
Achintya: Reason is that the definition of "electrified village" was changed.

Discussion on why the power sector is not profitable enough for more private players.

Prash: Is the current grid sufficient to transmit more power?

Discussion on micro grids in rural areas.

Quality of electricity a serious issue.

Achintya: Decentralization could be a feasible solution.
Mohit - Paper on when decentralization is effective from a socio economic perspective - Pranav Vardhan

Aditya: Concept of carbon credits in US

Why is the focus more on solar?
Available everywhere? Resource not efficiently tapped into. Issues of unreliability, not cost effective as of now.


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venkatesan ekambaram,
May 2, 2010, 6:01 PM
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