ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Indian Electric Power System

The Indian Electric Power System Ashok V Desai The electric power systems in a number of industrial countries experienced large increases in costs, a slowdown in the growth of demand, and the emergence of surplus capacity after the 1973 oil crisis. It is almost as if the Indian power system belonged to another world. Whilst it also shared in the inflation that ensued, it was virtually untouched by the rise in oil prices because its dependence on oil was negligible. It faced chronic excess demand, which it could not satisfy despite an extraordinarily high rate of growth of output It could forget about efficiency and profit, and concentrate on breathless growth.

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