The Ministry of Power published the draft guidelines for short-term sale of power through tariff-based bidding process on the 6th of March 2019 for public consultation. Promotion of competition in the electricity industry in India is one of the key objectives of the Electricity Act, 2003 as amended from time to time (the Act).

The Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects have been notified under the provisions of Section 63 of the Electricity Act, 2003 vide resolution No.

Ministry of power recently released guidelines for charging infrastructure which states that private charging at homes, offices, is now permitted and soon people can charge their EVs at their homes. Electric vehicle owners can soon charge their vehicles at their homes.

The High-Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) set up under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary to provide long-term solutions for stressed assets in the power sector has suggested pit-stop measures to address immediate issues.

The Power Ministry has sought comments on a revised draft of the Electricity Amendment Bill which seeks to separate carriage and content businesses to enable consumers to switch their power suppliers as they do for telecom services. The feedback on the revised Electricity Amendment Bill 2018 has been sought within 45 days.

The Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects have been notified under the provisions of Section 63 of the Electricity Act, 2003 vide resolution No. 23/27/2017-R&R published in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) (Part I—Section 1) on 3rd August, 2017.

In the Brain Storming Session chaired by Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power and Renewable Energy with officers of Ministry of Power (MoP) and MNRE on 9.10.17, it was decided, inter-alia, to constitute a Committee to give recommendations on the optimal energy mix in power generation on medium and long-term basis.

The objective of these guidelines is to provide a framework for procurement of wind power through a transparent process of bidding including standardisation of the process and defining of roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders.

Promotion of competition in the electricity industry in India is one of the key objectives of the Electricity Act, 2003 (‘Act’). Power purchase costs constitute the largest cost element for distribution licensees.

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy released Report of the Technical Committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy, Need for Balancing, Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) and associated issues.

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