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Economic Dynamics and Technology Diffusion in Indian Power Sector

Sudhakara Reddy ()

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Abstract: There is a growing concern among policy makers about how electricity is generated and consumed in the context of energy security and global climate change. In such a scenario, renewable energy sources, especially solar and wind energy are likely to play a significant role in providing reliable and sustainable electricity to consumers as they are locally available and their carbon foot print is small. The future share of power by renewables will greatly depend on the expected generation cost and the government's support to investments in the sector. Using levelised cost approach, capital cost, operating and fuel costs of major electricity generation technologies are compared. Then, a forecast is made for electricity generation in India. The main issue considered in this paper is whether each energy technology has reached its maximum penetration level. [WP-2016-014]

Keywords: Cost; Diffusion; Power; Renewables; Technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-07
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