India’s wind and solar energy capacity is expected to increase from just over a quarter of the total installed electricity generation capacity in 2024 and to about half by 2030. Demand-side management (DSM) measures can help cost-effectively integrate such variable renewable energy (VRE) resources while maintaining supply reliability.

The Central Government has amended the rules regarding late payment surcharges in the power sector. These amendments likely aim to address issues related to delayed payments by DISCOMs to power generators. The amendments now allow long-term power generators to sell power in the short-term market.

The Government of India has approved amendments to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020.

The Government of Gujarat on 21st February, 2024 published a notification on the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (GERC) regulations for Green Energy Open Access (GEOA) in the state of Gujarat.

On 16th February, 2024, the Ministry of Power (MoP) released the Draft Electricity (Third Amendment) Rules, 2024. The existing Rule 19 of the Electricity Rules, 2003, as amended from time to time, deals with the implementation of Uniform Renewable Energy Tariff for Central Pool.

The state of Kerala is committed to sustainability, with aims to attain net-zero emissions by 2050 and meet 100% of its energy requirements though renewable energy (RE) sources by 2040.

As per the Electricity Act, 2003, CEA is to prepare the National Electricity Plan once in five years. Further, Section 73 (a) of the Act also provides the formulation of short-term and perspective plans for development of the electricity system as one of the functions of the CEA.

First-ever IEA review of Senegal’s energy policies finds that robust institutions and planning, as well as success in expanding electricity access, bolster momentum towards 2035 goals.

Electricity demand forecasting is an integral part of a robust power system planning, which helps to ensure affordable and reliable power to all.

Renewables are growing rapidly and nuclear power is on track to reach new all-time high next year, enabling low-emissions generation to outpace robust electricity demand growth.