Evolution of Electrical Power System: Changing Trends in Power Generation | Original Article
The paper deals with the conventional sources of energy viz. fossil fuels, hydro and nuclear to generate electricity along with the historical development of electric power system comprising of power generation, transmission, and utilization. The growth of conventional electric power in India will be discussed. The depleting fossil fuel deposits and serious climate change concerns due to the emission of green house gases caused by the burning of fossil fuels have compelled to adopt the environment friendly renewable sources of energy. The paper gives evolution of renewable sources of energy and its present status. Finally, the futuristic renewable energy technologies have been briefly discussed.