Sunday, December 14, 2008

OVERLOAD

The Power Sector all over the world is crippled with insufficient generation, pitiable transmission and distribution network, mis use and theft. New consumers are supplemented to the net work day by day making the system further frail. The generation remains almost constant and its gap between demand is diverging. The revenue scenario is also in a disorganized condition since the entire process in controlled by the regulatory regime
The fiction 'OVERLOAD' written by Sir Arther Hailey, way back, is a true reflection of the pathetic situation of power sector all over the world. The novel begins with the challenging role of the Public Relations Manager of the utility, ‘Golden State & Power’. It clearly describes the role of managers at load dispatch centre, who usually act as trapezium managers, during peak hours in under developed countries; even after imposing various system restrictions like blackout and brownouts, to avoid total shutdown. Though written years back, its significance is still immense. The book is written in simple language, but knowledge of technical terms of power sector would be an added advantage to digest the ingredients ,appearing through out the book.