India’s Power Grid Needs More Than Just Increased Capacity

India’s Power Grid Needs More Than Just Increased Capacity

Officials in India are working to identify what caused the electrical grid failures that led to two massive blackouts Monday and Tuesday.

Two experts who spoke with Trend Lines emphasized that the grid failures should also be seen as an opportunity for the country to figure out how to invest and innovate in the power sector so that it can meet the growing needs of the population.

“The underlying issue is that there is not enough generation supply to meet the load demand,” said Anjan Bose, a professor in the College of Engineering & Architecture at Washington State University.

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