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The DISCOM is dying, long live the DISCOM

At the end of FY16, the total outstanding debt of DISCOMs stood at Rs 4,146 billion and annual losses stood at Rs 657 billion

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Discoms' Financial Health

Arunabha Ghosh & Karthik Ganesan 

Arunabha Ghosh & Karthik Ganesan

The DISCOM is dying, at least as we know it. World over, disruptions in technology, regulations, and business models are forcing traditional power distribution companies to take stock of what the future portends for them.

In India, the outlook is further complicated by other development imperatives — a push for Power for All, a desire to Make in India, and an ambition to speed up and scale up the deployment of renewable energy. Will centralised power distribution deliver quality and affordable electricity to everyone? Is our electricity pricing conducive to industrial growth? Is the ...

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First Published: Tue, April 24 2018. 05:55 IST
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