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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS

ARUN PRASAD (12PGDM06) ARUN V KANNAN (12PGDM07) ASHOK RAUT (12PGDM40) HARSHAL PALKRITWAR (12PGDM32) RAJKUMAR SHARMA (12PGDM37) JESTIN THOMAS (12PGDM49)

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY RESEARCH PROBLEM • The load shedding in Tamilnadu has been increasing drastically in the last two years LITERATURE REVIEW • What are the different sources of electricity? • How is electricity generated? • Existing power generation units in Tamilnadu • Role of coal in power generation? • Interaction with rural and urban consumers • Interaction with TNEB officials RESEARCH QUESTIONS • What is the reason behind the load shedding in Tamilnadu? • What is the gap between demand and supply of power? • Is it possible to overcome this gap? .

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES • To determine the reasons behind the increased load shedding in Tamilnadu • To propose ways to bridge the gap between demand and supply RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS • Inaccurate forecasting of annual demand • Poor quality of coal used • Inadequate allocation from the central grid • Existing plants not being run to their full potential RESEARCH DESIGN • To take coal samples from the different plants for testing • To determine the variables and the extent to which they influence the power generation (regression analysis) • To find the deviation between supply and demand for the past 3 years .

DATA COLLECTION • What is the total demand for electricity in TN? • What is the current electricity production? • How much of that is provided by the Centre? • How much power is generated from the other different sources? • What is the annual increase in demand? • How is this increase forecasted? • What are the steps taken each year to meet this increase? • Where is the coal imported from? • How much is imported? • How is the quality tested? • Is the quality satisfactory? • What are the proposed power projects? Are they sufficient to meet increasing demand? DATA ORGANIZATION DATA PRESENTATION DATA INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS .