Electricity Act

MoP Releases Norms To Compensate For Damages Under Right Of Way

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently issued guidelines for compensating Right of Way (RoW) regarding transmission lines. These guidelines aim to expedite construction and ensure timely completion by addressing RoW issues effectively, particularly in urban areas. The guidelines specify compensation for damages related to RoW under the Electricity Act among other guidelines. The new guideline […]

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Preparing For Next Power Crisis, Section11 Of The Electricity Act Invoked

The government has permitted imported coal-based power plants to sell any surplus electricity to other states. The emergency provision that was used in May of this year (2022) to get non-operational imported coal-based facilities to start generating electricity in the face of a substantial increase in demand has been clarified by the power ministry. If […]

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New Green Standards Proposed for Power Gen Companies in Singapore

In order to reduce its carbon footprint, Singapore has proposed new green standards for power generation companies operating in the country. The country currently relies on natural gas — a fossil fuel — to fulfil over 95% of its energy needs.  However, in April this year, the island nation achieved its target for the year […]

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Power Minister Iterates Plan To Overhaul Regulation, Enforcement Soon

India’s power ministry is pushing for an overhaul of electricity regulation and enforcement of contracts in order to stem losses of the state-run distribution companies that have burdened the sector. On solar imports, plans afoot to draw up a list of approved manufacturers for allowing imports. The weak financial condition of distribution companies hurts their […]

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Power Grid to Separate its Central Transmission Utility Function

In a landmark decision, the Ministry of Power has advised state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to separate its Central Transmission Utility (CTU) role. The move has been taken by the government in order to avoid the conflict of interests as since long back industry stakeholders were objected when in cases PGCIL called […]

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R K Singh Asks States to Speed Up Work under Saubhagya; Assures All Possible Support

The Power Minister further said that draft on amendments to Electricity Act will also be circulated soon. The Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh has discussed the progress of work under Saubhagya, Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna in a ‘Review, Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting’ with the secretaries of power/ energy […]

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IBC Solar Connects 3 Mw Solar Power to the Grid in India under Open Access

The now inaugurated project is IBC solar’s first solar park under this provision. LNB Renewable Energy executed the complete project development, approvals and transmission line works whereas IBC solar performed the EPC. IBC Solar, German solar systems provider, has widened its business in India. Recently, the inauguration ceremony took place at the plant site in […]

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