Solution to solve - the Bombay electricity problem, which is just and practical, with no political issues (even the CPI-M will love it).
We need to do reduce our consumption between 5pm-11pm, as that is the peak load time. So its no point putting curbs on commercial enterprises under the current conditions.
We should have the current rate per unit upto 300 units per household
For households who consume between 300-500 units, the incremental amount above 300 would be charged at 1.5x or 2x.
for units above 500units it would be 4x. and
No household should be allowed to consume more than 1000units (their electricty should be cut off if they consume beyond it). And these guys can afford generators (so they better invest money and generate their own power!!)
This is the only way we will be able to reduce consumption of electricity in Bombay 20% and not have load shedding during summers.
Do post your opinion and comments on this issue.... to help solve the problem.