Title: Non-supply of electricity in resource constrained electricity systems

Authors: P. Balachandra, Vijay Chandru

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 560 012, India. Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute, of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India

Abstract: Shortages in the supply of electricity in resource constrained electricity systems of developing nations is a poorly documented but commonly observed phenomena. The literature on electricity systems has a perspective on the issue of interruptions in the supply of electricity that focuses on the high cost of unpredictable but infrequent interruptions. This ||reliability|| perspective does not seem appropriate in the study of chronically constrained power systems. This paper presents a look at the issue of non-supply of electricity its causes, its consequences and its implications for policy in resource constrained systems.

Keywords: electricity; non-supply; supply-demand matching; supply interruptions; economic impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2002.000938

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2002 Vol.17 No.1/2, pp.154-169

Published online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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