Central Electricity Authority has come out with this monthly generation report from RES for the first time. Says that as on 31.03.2012, the percentage share of RES in total generation capacity was 12.26% which is expected to increase to 17.12% by 31.03.17.

As on 31st March, 1990 Renewable Energy Sources (RES) capacity was 18 MW and generation during the year 1989-90 was 6 MU. Initially the annual capacity addition was very slow, but from 2008 onwards the contribution from RES is considerable.

The Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, under its Plan Scheme ‘National Perspective Plan (NPP) for R&D in Indian Power Sector’ is promoting research concerning power sector issues. The research project proposals are concerning to development of New Product / Process Development leading to filed implementation.

Draft Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources) Regulation 2010.

As per the Electricity Act, 2003, CEA is to prepare the National Electricity Plan (NEP) once in five years. The Act stipulates that CEA, while preparing the NEP, shall publish the draft of the same and invite suggestions and objections thereon from licensees, generating companies and the public.

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released a report titled `Minimisation of water requirement in coal based thermal power stations`.

Central Electricity Authority is monitoring fly ash generation and its utilization at coal/ lignite based thermal power stations in the country since 1996 on behalf of Ministry of Power. Data on fly ash generation and utilization including modes of utilization is obtained from thermal power stations on half yearly and yearly basis.

CO2 Baseline Database for the Indian Power Sector (Version 5.0) containing data for 2008-2009. According to Central Electricity Authority, the average CO2 emission rate has increased marginally to 0.82 t CO2/ MWh in the year 2008-09 from 0.79 t CO2/MWh in the year 2007-08 due to the fact that generation from hydro and nuclear plants have declined.

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides an opportunity for the Indian power sector to earn revenue through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG),