Radha Krishna Tripathy

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  Single part tariff, though outdated due to several issues, is being reconsidered by some of the regulatory bodies to bring in transparency to the system along with making it more accessible to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.

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dani power limited has set up a power plant at Mundra with a total capacity of 4620MW. It has a power purchase agreement (PPA) with GUVNL (Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited) and two other Haryana utilities ( UHBVNL and DHBVNL) to provide power at levelised tariff of INR 2.3495 per unit ( INR 1 per unit capacity charge and INR 1.3495 non-escalable energy charges). Similarly Tata power has bagged Mundra UMPP (4000MW) based on imported coal from Indonesia at a very competitive tariff of INR 2.26 per unit. Mundra UMPP has to supply power to 5 states.

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