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Impact of Power Sector Reforms on Technology, Efficiency and Emissions: Case Study of Gujarat, India
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Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Working Paper #21

March 2004

The study examines the impact of the power sector reforms on the electricity generation industry at the state level in India through a case study of the state of Gujarat. The state has been selected as a unit of study to bring out the regional variances that are not captured at a more aggregate or country level study. The study finds that the reforms have led to the emergence of various ownership structures with associated changes in fuel mix and technology. There has been a steady improvement in the efficiency of generation with reduction in carbon intensities.

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