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Reforms and Technology Adoption in the Electricity Transmission Companies of India


Aavidhata Adhishthata Aakashreeom


India's power sector has undergone a remarkable transformation, aimed at providing reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy to its people. Adoption of loss reduction technologies (LRTs) is crucial to address high transmission losses and, improve quality and reliability of supply. These, in turn, can raise consumer satisfaction and can also help distribution utilities in improving their financial performance. Although electricity transmission sector reforms, implemented through a number of policy and regulatory initiatives, emphasize distribution performance improvement, LRT adoption by transmission utilities has generally remained limited. Conceptualizing technology adoption and reforms from a new institutional economics perspective, this paper provides a systematic approach for identification and classification of barriers to LRT adoption to guide future transmission reforms. Based on literature review and stakeholders survey, thirteen barriers are identified and classified at three levels of governance – sector, utility and sector consumer interaction. Further, the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used to rank the barriers. Results suggest that future reforms should focus on the improvement in utility-level governance, unlike the present focus on sector-level governance.


Technology adoption, Barriers, Indian electricity transmission sector, transmission losses.


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Reforms and Technology Adoption in the Electricity Transmission Companies of India. Aavidhata Adhishthata Aakashreeom. 2024. IJIRCT, Volume 10, Issue 1. Pages 1-6.

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