Govt Orders To Extend Dispute Avoidance Mechanism For All Power Projects

The Ministry of Power, in its latest notification, has notified changes in the norms for the Dispute Avoidance Mechanism. In its latest addendum to the norms, the ministry has ordered extending this service to other energy sectors beyond hydroelectric power plants. Earlier, this mechanism was confined to only hydropower projects.  On September 27, 2021, the ministry […]

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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 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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Ministry Of Power Notifies Domestic Carbon Credit Market Scheme

  The Ministry of Power has now notified the Indian Carbon Credit Market Scheme to boost the trading of carbon credits in the country. The scheme provisions talk about how the market would be governed in the country. The scheme proposed the constitution of a National Steering Committee, which will govern the Indian Carbon Credit […]

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MNRE Orders 80% Reduction In Application Fees Under ALMM 

In its latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) ordered a sharp reduction of up to 80 percent in application fees under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) scheme. The order, however, did not give any relaxation to companies having manufacturing facilities in non-SAARC countries in inspection fees.  A media […]

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Govt Orders Implementing Scheme On Pooled Tariff Of Older Power Plants From July 1 

The Ministry of Power, in its latest notification, has asked all states and other concerned institutions to take necessary actions to implement the proposed scheme of pooling tariffs of older thermal power plants whose Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have expired.  The scheme aims to use the power generation capacity of thermal power plants older than 25 […]

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Rules For Green Energy Access Notified, Focus On Speed and Uniformity

The Ministry of Power at the centre has notified the Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2022 for purchase and consumption of green energy including the energy from Waste-to-Energy plants.  The rules are expected to streamline and enable the uptake of more green energy by firms, with a cut off of […]

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Power Min Proposal For Phasedown of Thermal To Allow for 30 GW of Renewables Could face States Roadblock

In its latest initiative to support renewables growth and allow for an orderly exit from thermal power, India’s power ministry has proposed a phasedown of 58,000 million units of thermal generation across 81 thermal power stations spread across the central, state and private sectors. The idea is to allow such a phased reduction to allow […]

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