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National Electricity Plan of limited use

About two weeks ago, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), a statutory agency constituted under the Ministry of Power, released final National Electricity Plan for the five-year period beginning April 2017. The Plan is an important document – it should provide a roadmap for power sector development and serve as a planning guide for all government agencies. Unfortunately, unrealistic assumptions about power demand growth and RE capacity addition as well as some fundamental exclusions render the exercise futile in our opinion.

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