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 Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects have been notified vide Resolution No. 27/01/2023-RCM published in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) (Part 1 Section 1) on 28thJuly 2023.

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.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order notifying the comprehensive guidelines on implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM). This order was issued on January 17, 2024.

The study examines the role of the utility-led community solar model in accelerating rooftop solar adoption and in the financial turnaround of distribution companies. Discoms face challenges such as billing and metering inefficiencies, T&D losses, high cross-subsidy burden and under-recovery of costs.

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has notified the draft procedure for verifying the captive status of such generating plants, where captive generating plant (CGP) and its captive user(s) are located in more than one state.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Draupadi Bai Vs State of Chhattisgarh dated 25/09/2023.

The Ministry of Power notified the third amendment to Electricity Rules 2005. The new amendments were aimed at dealing with the issues of the captive power generation plants in India. As per the new notification, the criteria for the captive electricity generation plants changed.

The booklet “Growth of Electricity Sector in India” published annually by Central Electricity Authority provides panoramic view of growth of the Indian Power Sector over the years. The relevant information and statistics have been presented in the forms of graphs, pie-charts, maps and tables.