Article from: OGEL 5 (2012), in Electricity Law and Regulation
August 2012 - India's Northern Grid collapsed on two occasions on successive days in early August of 2012. It was quickly restored but the collapse is of great concern. On the second occasion, the collapse cascaded into other regions - the East and the North East, affecting half the population of India-almost 600 million residents. Of course perhaps 40% of the Indian population is not connected to electricity anyway because it cannot afford the cost. But a major part of the country was affected.