Ashwini K Swain
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Three interlinking factors that explain the coal crisis

The current crisis can be explained by a demand surge, supply disruptions and dysfunctional cash flow.

Early summer shortage is unprecedented, but not unforeseeable, and may be part of a pattern. (HT File Photo)
Published on May 05, 2022 09:39 PM IST

How Covid-19 can affect India’s energy transition goals

We must use this critical juncture to push for positive reforms and overdue structural changes to build a resilient electricity future

The government continues its protective impulse on coal – seeking to maintain production, substituting coal import and promote sales – likely because workers, some poorer states, and key sectors like railways are heavily dependent on the coal economy.(MINT)
Updated on May 08, 2020 02:26 PM IST
ByAshwini K Swain

The politics of power in times of a pandemic | Opinion

There is a slump in demand for electricity. This will create a financial crisis. But can it lead to reforms?

A bailout can be a tough task for governments. A failure to act in a timely way may impede the reliable electricity supply required to reboot the economy(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 20, 2020 08:08 PM IST
ByAshwini K Swain

Consumers upfront in tale of two reforms in Andhra Pradesh

Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, after his first failed attempt during 1999-2004, pledges to keep tariffs unchanged for all consumer categories now.

A coal yard in front of a power plant in Krishnapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 10:24 AM IST
ByAshwini K Swain

Consumers upfront in tale of two reforms in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh’s power sector is going through a second phase of reforms. While the first phase (1999-2004) was widely seen as focused on privatisation of electricity distribution, this time the goal is to ensure affordable and reliable power supply for all.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has pledged to keep retail tariffs unchanged in the coming years for all consumer categories, while improving the quality of supply and service.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 06:08 PM IST
ByAshwini K Swain
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