Improving state finances by reducing power losses4 min read 31 Jul 2018, 09:02 PM IST
India's total energy losses are significantly more than international normswastage that state budgets cannot afford
Inadequate and poor-quality power supply means frequent interruptions, poor voltage levels, and dissatisfied consumers across much of the country. Adding up all the losses in the system—including the losses due to energy dissipated in conductors, transformers and other equipment, along with pilferage by those who bypass meters, and losses from failure to recover the amount billed to consumers—India’s total energy losses came to 24% in 2015-16, significantly more than international norms.
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