Kumar Sanjay Krishna

Chairperson, Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission

Going ahead, the central government’s Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme, which is under implementation in Assam with an initial outlay of Rs 87.27 billion, will play a crucial role in improving the distribution segment. With the introduction of the green energy market, discoms now have a greater choice for meeting their renewable purchase obligations. EVs and charging stations are gaining traction and the role of consumers has become significant as they now have the option to become electricity producers. Overall, Krishna believes that Assam is steadily moving towards a self-sufficient, environment- and consumer-friendly, and vibrant power sector.

According to Krishna, some of the biggest unresolved power sector challenges in the state are unavailability of adequate gas for generation and delays in a number of transmission and generation projects. Further, distribution licensees have failed to achieve the distribution loss targets despite huge infrastructural and technological investments. The high power purchase cost and low quality of power supply also continue to pose challenges.

He describes his management style as growth focused and transformational. He prefers to have a team with the right people to fulfil the objectives and vision of the organisation.

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