Energy Management: Policy, Planning and Utilization

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  • Author :Pradeep Chaturvedi
  • Year of Publication :1997
  • ISBN: :9788170226697
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 240
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Energy

About the Book :

Energy occupies a prime position in India's planned economic growth. This sector has attracted 28.30% of Plan allocations-power sector attracting about 18%. India started with a narrow base in 1947, at the time of independence, and had to promote growth of energy sector to support social and economic development. Since immediate term benefits were not assured, the government decided to develop energy as a core sector activity under its own control. Over the period of time the approach has become a liability on the government as financial performance of utilities has been controlled by social demands. State electricity Boards are subsidising energy supply to certain sectors whereas that should be a part of concerned ministries. This administered poor financial performance has also made their growth proposals un-bankable. The government has tried to attract foreign and private participation over the last five years but with little success. Procedures for implementation of privatisation is identified as the major bottleneck Fuel supply from indigenous primary fossil sources is also becoming an issue of concern. The short term and medium term scenarios of energy use in India will be influenced by fossil sources; the long term scenario calls for a shift towards nuclear and biomass energy. A combination of two likely to meet the environmental parameters and fuel India's growth in the energy sector through indigenous resources. Such a shift to Bio-Nuc, (as World Energy Council term it) can be achieved only by establishing long term energy policy in that direction and implementing the same. The Book is a collection of Papers by the author on different aspects of energy production and supply and presents an indepth analysis of the energy scene in India, and the future direction of its growth.

About Author :

Pradeep Chaturvedi, Chairman of the Institution of Engineers (India), Delhi State Centre is a Mechanical Engineer and an energy and environment expert. He has been involved with sustainable development issues, mainly the energy policy and planning and implementation of environment friendly sustainable energy projects for over three decades in India and other Asian and Pacific countries. As a Member of the Perspective Planning Group of Planning Commission, preparing Development Vision 2020, he contributed 'India's Energy Vision 2020'. He has been actively involved with the formulation of Energy Conservation Act 2001 and the Electricity Bill 2001. Mr. Chaturvedi has been involved with the Studies Programme of the World Energy Council since 1983. His understanding of energy issues of the South Asia Region, in the global context, has been widely appreciated. Mr. Chaturvedi was deeply involved with the preparatory phase of the World Summit of Sustainable Development. He is also involved in the follow-up phase. Mr. Chaturvedi is Vice-Chairman of the UNESCO sponsored World Renewable Energy Network; and Vice Chairman of the World Environment Foundation, both based in UK; and President of the Bio Energy Society of India. He is also a Visiting Faculty at IIT, Delhi. Mr. Chaturvedi has authored six and edited 25 books on Energy Management and Sustainable Development. These books are widely referred to understand the situation in the country.