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Demand side management in India : an analysis of state level initiatives

Sarode, A. (2017) Demand side management in India : an analysis of state level initiatives.

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Abstract:The background of the research is the effects of demand side management of energy in the states of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh in India. Economic growth of India is dependent on its power consumption. Hence, to make India a self-dependent economic force, a large amount of power is needed. In India, there is a gigantic gap between power production and power demand. It is very difficult to realize this demand gap by expanding the installed capacity due to limited resources and economic constraints. For that, the energy being produced should be conserved to the utmost and it can be realized using Demand side management (DSM) measures. Demand side management is the way of managing the consumption of energy, for the most part to optimize available and planned generation resources. DSM assumes a critical part in improving energy efficiency, system reliability and security. DSM decreases costs for customers and services and mitigates environmental impacts. In India, there is an urgent need to marginalize the supplydemand gap. (Huang et. al,2012). The research aims to study the DSM activities of actors involved in the states of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. The research focuses on increasing awareness of DSM activities in civil society, to boost learning by state actors, and empower states to gain experience from each other and to recommend a rational and facilitated technique to scale up these activities at the state level in light of research findings.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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