Ministry of Power

Govt Notifies Electricity (Third Amendment) Rules, 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 earlier provisions of the rules had said that no power plant should qualify as […]

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Govt Releases New Bidding Norms For Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of Power has now developed its latest bidding guidelines for solar and wind hybrid projects. It will apply to all intra-state hybrid projects with a capacity of 10 MW and more and to all those with 50 MW or more capacity. The norms said that the rated power capacity of one resource (wind […]

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Green Energy Open Access: KERC Includes Centre’s Amended Norms

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in its latest order, included the amendment norms of the Union government on Green Energy Open Access in its state Green Energy Open Access rules to extend the benefits of the same in the southern Indian state.  Karnataka issued the Green Energy Open Access in 2022. The same year the […]

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Govt Amends Bidding Norms For HVDC Projects Under ISTS

The Ministry of Power has now issued an order amending its Standard Bidding Document for the procurement of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) power through tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) process under the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission system.   The new order proposed modifying para 2.1.2 to make changes to the eligibility criteria of the bidders. The ministry […]

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Govt Releases New Bidding Norms For Solar Projects

The Ministry of Power has released new guidelines for bidding of grid-connected solar projects in the country. This comes days after the ministry released a similar document on the bidding format for medium and large wind projects. The new bidding document aims to bring uniformity in solar bids, clearly defining timeline of the projects, Power […]

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CEA Amends Norms To Offer RTM For Cross-Border Power Trading

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in its recent order, has amended the procedures for approval and facilitation of the import and export of electricity with neighbouring countries. The order said that the move was taken to accommodate the participation of the Real-Time Market (RTM) segment in addition to the existing Day-Ahead Market (DAM) for electricity […]

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Specify Wind Project Timelines & Penalties In Tenders: MoP Norms

The Ministry of Power (MoP) notified its new guidelines for a tariff-based competitive bidding process for power procurement from grid-connected wind power projects. The motive was to bring uniformity in the bidding process and clarity to the power producers and procurers. These norms apply to intra-state wind power projects with more than 10 MW of […]

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Govt Amends Norms To Give Preference To Make In India Smart Meters 

The Ministry of Power has now amended its earlier notification related to public procurement, which gives special preference to Make in India materials. The latest amendment notification has included smart meters under its preference list. Earlier electricity meters were in the list but smart meters were not part of it. The ministry had in 2017 […]

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CEA Proposes Reconductoring Of ISTS Transmission Lines Under RTM Mode

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) issued a draft discussion paper on reconductoring ISTS (Inter-State Transmission System) lines. The central authority said that this could augment power transmission capacity and standardize the system.  The government agency asked the stakeholders and the general public to send in their objections and comments on the same by July 17, […]

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