Ministry of Power (MoP)

Power ministry seeks EOI to set up pilot mfg zone for power & RE sector

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has sought Expression of Interest (EOI) for setting up a manufacturing zone on pilot basis for Power & Renewable Energy Sector. The Ministry had earlier issued orders conveying implementation of a Scheme for Setting up a Manufacturing Zone for Power and Renewable sector on pilot basis with a budgetary outlay […]

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MoP makes conciliation committees to help CPSUs in dispute resolution

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has introduced a conciliation mechanism for the settlement of contractual disputes in the contracts of CPSUs / statutory bodies under MoP executing power projects. In order to help CPSUs, three Conciliation Committees of Independent Experts (CCIEs) have been constituted: Each CCIE will comprise 3 members with a high level of […]

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MoP issues guidelines for procurement & utilisation of BESS

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified a new resolution of the Guidelines for the procurement and utilisation of battery energy storage systems (BESS) as part of generation, transmission and distribution assets, along with ancillary services. Specific Objectives of the Guidelines:  To facilitate procurement of BESS, as part of individual RE power projects or separately, […]

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Under Ease of Doing Biz prog, MoP unlocks ₹400 cr for RE developers

The central government has launched a Regulatory Compliance Portal, an online repository of all central- and state-level compliances, to reduce the regulatory compliance burden of citizens and businesses operating in the energy industry, including renewable power. During 2021, the Ministry of Power (MoP) eased compliances related to seventy-nine issues affecting the industry and its consumers. […]

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Around 20 Indian States Commit to Power Sector Reforms

Almost 20 states expressed interest in benefitting from power sector reforms in 2020 on account of incentives by way of increased market borrowing space, Ministry of Power (MoP) recently said in an official statement. The Ministry of Finance launched a programme in June 2021 to allow additional borrowing space to state governments on the condition that […]

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MoP Approves 23 New ISTS Projects Worth ₹15,893 cr

The Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has approved 23 new Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) projects with an estimated cost of Rs 15,893 crore. The new ISTS projects comprise 13 projects with an estimated cost of Rs 14,766 to be developed under Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) […]

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India Attains COP21 Goal: 40% Pwr Gen Capacity Now Non-Fossil Based

India has achieved the target of 40% of its installed electricity generation capacity being from non-fossil energy sources, an official statement said on Thursday. At the end of October this year, the Ministry of Power (MoP) reiterated India’s commitment to achieve more than 40 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil-fuel energy resources by […]

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CERC Provides Relief To Tata Power In Dispute With PGCIL Over Open Access

In a recent judgement concerning transnational electricity trade between India and Bhutan, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) granted the petition of Tata Power Trading Company Limited (TPTCL), requesting that its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation (DHPC) be considered under the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) guidelines and the Cross Border Trade […]

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MoP Revises Terms of Reference of NCT to Fast-track ISTS Process

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has revised the terms of reference of National Committee on Transmission (NCT) to fast-track Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) planning and approval process, thereby facilitating renewable energy development and integration in the power system. “As one more step in the series of major reforms being carried out in the power […]

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