Posted on: 31 Jul, 2012
Besides grid discipline, the power generation configuration in India needs to change to stabilise grids
Two consecutive days of grid collapse has left almost half of India’s population without power. Three major grids—northern, north-eastern and eastern—have crashed. Over 20 states have reportedly been affected. Trains have been stalled, markets have closed down, and institutions and offices have been forced to announce holidays. This is nothing short of a national calamity.