Electricity in megacities

Increasing population and resource use in cities is a trend all over the world and India is no exception. It is therefore important to study the cities, especially the megacities from multiple perspectives to improve planning and governance. This paper looks at the broad contours of the electricity landscape in six megacities, namely Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi, covering institutions, demand profile, generation and distribution infrastructure, consumer tariff and usage patterns, service quality indicators and planning