Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:43:01 PM.

SED
Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.


daily link  Wednesday, October 02, 2002


Rural Electrification Corporation of India: REC "is the premier public sector development financial institution propelling energisation of rural India and is involved in providing assistance to State Electricity Boards (SEBs) and other utilities for electrification of villages , its mandate was expanded recently to undertake any project in the power sector".  An official visited Stanford Oct 2002 and offered some statistics:

  • Of 580,000 villages in India, 500,000 have some electric service.  Of the remainder, 18,000 villages have been identified as requiring only off-grid solutions
  • The national grid loses most of the electricity generated in India.  Of 105 GW generated, only 70 GW are delivered, and 45 GW billed or accounted for.  The technical losses (eg, from transmission over old low-voltage lines) and theft exceed paid delivery.
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