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A study on Tamil Nadu's approach to deal with the electricity crisis and analyze if it is the best way forward

Unnikrishnan, Anirudh (2015) A study on Tamil Nadu's approach to deal with the electricity crisis and analyze if it is the best way forward. Other thesis, Murdoch University.

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Electricity is a necessity, electricity is crucial to development. There are many steps involved in an electricity network, from creating electricity to transmitting electricity to the consumer. Each of these steps require upright planning and high technical precision; lacking such ability in an electricity network system will cause financial losses.

Tamil Nadu is a state located in India. The state electricity utility in Tamil Nadu has not been able to provide constant electricity supply in the state and this has become the biggest concern over the recent past. The state electricity utilities’ financial health is also very poor. The state electricity utility has an accumulated loss of 53694.87 crores, as of march 2012 (Planning commission, 2013-14). The state has implemented financial restructuring plan to provide a leeway for the state electricity board on their future operation. Over the past few years (2014-2015), the electricity gap between supply and demand has dropped considerably and that senses a betterment in the working efficiency of the SEB.

This study analyses the strategies adopted by SEB to reduce the electricity supply and demand gap faced in the state and examine reasons to why be the SEB in a financial crisis. This study also analyses the future prospect in terms of electricity network in the state.

Finally a recommendation is made to suit the state’s need in short term and in long term. The state requires a system which will run successfully alongside with the state’s existing plan, such that the working efficiency of the SEB will not be able to affect this system. Residential Roof top Photovoltaic system will provide that substance to the state.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Pryor, Trevor
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