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Monday, August 02, 2021

Ashwini K. Swain

Swain is executive director at Centre for Energy, Environment & Resources, New Delhi.

Prepaid power is not the silver bullet to solve problem of discom finances
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The Centre’s push for smart meters may be an important ingredient for transitioning to a 21st century electricity-system. However, let us not pretend it is the silver bullet to solve the long-standing problems of discom finance and losses.

The poor must be included as change agents in the roadmap for clean energy
Thu, Jul 04, 2019

The immediate priority is to better target central aid for the poor. We identify three ideas that build and improve existing programmes, and should be prioritised by the Ministry of Finance in making budgetary allocations. All are important for ensuring the welfare of the poor.

A power struggle looms
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

UP’s ambitious plans may pull down Centre’s 24x7 ‘Power for All’ scheme

Power haves, power have-nots
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

The electricity amendment bill reflects an approach that is open to rent-seeking and closed to consumer participation.