New Delhi: As the government chases the target it had set for itself for providing 24x7 electricity for all by 2022, experts in the power sector have claimed that the target looks achievable but it cannot be realised if discoms are not brought out of the current financial mess.
Can the current transmission infrastructure be relied on?
Speaking on the sidelines of GridTech 2019, an international conference and exhibition that focusses on the power sector, two sources from PowerGrid said that the existing infrastructure is totally capable of carrying 24x7 electricity. "The existing infrastructure is robust. It will not only be able to carry the electricity that is being produced at thermal power plants.
But it will also suffice for carrying the power generated from renewable sources of energy, like solar and small hydel power plants," they added. Besides, the public sector undertaking is also putting in place a green energy corridor, meant especially for carrying power generated from renewable sources because they tend to fluctuate more than its counterpart. This grid network will stabilise the fluctuation and make the electricity fir for being carried via the existing infrastructure.