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  • The problem is a serious

    The problem is a serious misunderstanding at DOT, MNRE, Telcos, Towers Cos, etc.

    The fact is replacement of Diesel with RET for upto 50% of the total power required works very well and the costs thereof are affordable without any serious subsidy of any kind. But if you plan to replace 100% of the Diesel with RET, the cost becomes un-affordable and at least 3 times on a per unit basis.

    Grid appears to be cheaper and less polluting, whereas the grid electricity actually is mostly coal based, and pollutes sufficiently, and if all the losses suffered by distribution companies are added up, the cost too is not much cheaper.

    Also, for the user, the cost of getting the connection right up to the telecom tower is exorbitant, and even a connection is no guarantee of electricity availability.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
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