While there are shortages of power in southern states, state owned power plants in West & North are being shut down due to lack of load. This is in spite of the fact that physical infrastructure of power transmission exists to transfer power from one region to other.
On distribution front creation of multiple agencies is adding cost at every level which ultimately affects consumer. The franchisee experiment has not been able to give desired results as all the franchisee is committing gross financial irregularities.
Private Discoms are not being subject to any scrutiny as such these Discoms are adding cost by purchases at very high cost from their own sister concerns which is ultimately burdened on consumer.
Further autonomy & independence of Electricity Regulators has been completely eroded as it has been captured by vested interests due to interference by state Government even in case of tariff matters. Most of regulatory commissions are headed by retired bureaucrats who are enjoying all powers without any responsibility.