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The national power grid at last!

The long awaited and much delayed transmission link from Raichur to Solapur has recently been constructed. This means the southern region is brought into the national power grid. This will facilitate the transmission of surplus power in one region of the country to the other with ease.  It may take a few months more to derive the benefits of the national grid.

In recent years, the south has been suffering severe power shortages. Due to absence of synchronous connectivity with the national grid the southern states could not take advantage of surplus power available in other regions. Thus this link is of vital importance to this region. The completion of  commissioning  process of the Raichur-Solapur line will synchronise the southern grid with the others in a single frequency and allow seamless transmission across the country.

Care should be taken to reduce the losses presently suffered in transmitting power over long distances and in distributing it to the consumer, arresting losses due to theft. Technology can help in these endeavours.

However, the major concern will continue to hover around investing on large new capacity. The ultra mega power projects conceived with lot of foresight remain dormant due to lack of policy, clarity and unrealistic commitments of pricing over the long term. The new government should address these issues on priority.

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