Power Ministry

Karnataka Tops List With Most EV Charging Stations In India, Reveals BEE Data

In a recent revelation by the Union Ministry of Power, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) stated that the southern state of Karnataka has grabbed the top position as far as electric vehicle charging stations are concerned. The data said that the state now has 5,059 EV charging stations. According to a release from the […]

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Final Rules For Indian Carbon Credit Market Within 15 Days: Govt

Higher officials from the Ministry of Power today claimed that the final rules to govern the Indian Carbon Credit Market are expected to be out in the next 15 days. The officials said that after exhaustive consultations with the stakeholders, the ministry is set to come out with the final rules. It comes after the […]

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MNRE, MoP Launch New Mission ‘MAHIR’ To Locally Develop New Energy Solutions

The Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have jointly launched a National Mission to quickly identify emerging technologies in the power sector and develop them indigenously, at scale, for deployment within and outside India. The National Mission has been named ‘Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research (MAHIR)’. It aims […]

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Offshore Wind Projects Starting Before 2033 To Get 25 Years Of ISTS Waiver In India

The Ministry of Power, in its latest notification, has allowed a 25-year waiver of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) charges for early starters of offshore wind power projects. As per the notification, all the offshore projects commissioned on or before December 31, 2032, would be eligible for the long-term waiver. Besides these, the notification also confirms that […]

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Govt Report Bats For Boosting Renewables In Day-Ahead Electricity Market

A report by an expert group constituted by the Ministry of Power to review the Indian electricity markets batted for including variable renewable power in the day-ahead markets. The report said this could be done with some revenue protection for the developers. The inclusion of RE was one of the reforms the Group advocated in […]

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Power Ministry Says Imposing Tax / Cess On Power Generation By States’ Illegal’, Asks To Withdraw Such Orders

The Ministry of Power, in its latest order, has termed the collection of taxes and cess by states on power generation as ‘illegal and unconstitutional.’ In a letter to all the Chief Secretaries, the government order asked states to take steps to withdraw any such order.  The ministry has said that it was informed that […]

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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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Power Ministry Issues New Draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2023, Seeks Comments From Stakeholders

The Ministry of Power on Friday released its latest Draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2023 and sought comments from stakeholders by the end of May 11, 2023. The new draft rules have proposed changes in Section 15 and Section 19 of the Electricity Rules 2005.  The new rules have been named ‘Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2023’. The notification […]

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Power Ministry Notifies Initiation of Bidding For North Eastern Region Expansion ISTS Project

The Ministry of Power, in its latest notification, issued documents related to the initiation of the bidding process for the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) project under the North Eastern Region Expansion Project-XVI scheme.  It comes after the REC Power Development and Consultancy Ltd (RECPDCL), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Power, sought global bids for setting up the ISTS […]

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