Radha Krishna Tripathy
Radha Krishna Tripathy is a Senior Fellow at CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC). At CIRC, he is responsible for conducting policy-oriented research and writing research papers on policy and regulations. In his more than 12 years of experience, he has worked with various organizations including development consulting firms, research bodies and think tanks in various capacities from project management to business development. He has authored various articles and research reports in energy and infrastructure sector. His current areas of interests include regulatory reforms, competition policy, sustainability and Public Private Partnership. He holds an MBA degree in power management and B Tech degree in production and industrial engineering. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in energy management from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum and Technology, Noida.
Prior to 1992, a single part tariff based on cost plus on actual basis was in place in India’s power sector according to schedule 6 of Electricity supply act 1948. Single part tariff, though outdated due to several issues, is being reconsidered by some of the regulatory bodies to bring in transparency to the system along with making it more accessible to customer.