The power trip

On the day the government elevated power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to the post of Union home minister, half of the country was in darkness after three of its power grids collapsed. It was the second grid collapse in a span of 24 hours. A close look at why the grids failed and what needs to be done to stabilise them

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

 
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By Anupam Chakravartty,  Date: July 31, 2012
Load on the grid will be about four times higher in August
 
 
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By Chandra Bhushan,  Date: July 31, 2012
Besides grid discipline, the power generation configuration in India needs to change to stabilise grids
 
 
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A power grid is an interconnected network of high-power transmission lines that transmit electricity from a power plant to houses
 

 

 

 

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