CEA Releases New Norms For Forecasting Power Demand

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released its latest medium- and long-term power demand forecast guidelines. It said that the central agency had been carrying out the demand forecast of the country for medium-term and long-term periods through Electric Power Surveys (EPS) periodically to bring out National Electricity Plan (NEP). The new guidelines of the […]

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RDSS: UP, Andhra Biggest Beneficiaries of Discom Infra Revival Funds

The latest data from the Ministry of Power claimed that Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh emerged as the biggest beneficiary of the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS). This scheme is meant to revive the discoms’ health by taking corrective measures with financial aid from the Union government. The data suggested that out of all the […]

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Govt Proposes To Delicence Transmission Line Setup For Bulk Consumers

The Ministry of Power has now proposed delicensing establishing, operating and maintaining transmission lines for certain segments of power consumers and electricity generators. It includes bulk power consumers, power generating firms, captive generators, or an energy storage system (ESS).  The proposal has featured in the latest Draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2023. The ministry has put […]

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West Bengal Proposes A Ceiling Tariff For Small Renewable Projects

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has now released its draft regulations to govern the tariff determination in the state for different forms of electricity generation. The new draft regulations have been named WBERC (Modalities of Tariff Determination) Regulations 2023. The Commission has asked the public and the stakeholders to send their comments on the draft […]

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Govt Amends Electricity Rules 2020, Proposes Discounted Tariffs During Solar Hours

The Ministry of Power has now come up with a gazette notification, amending the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020. The new rules envisage amending Section 5 and Section 8 of the principal rule of 2020.  The latest rules talk about changes in provisions related to using smart meters and pre-paid meters. It also talks […]

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KSEBL Issues Tender For 500 MW Of RTC Power For Five Years 

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has issued a tender to procure 500 Megawatt (MW) of round-the-clock (RTC) electricity. The board has decided to go for this medium-term arrangement for a period of five years starting from August 15, 2023.  As per the mandate of the tender, the KSEBL would procure the RTC power […]

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Trial Shows Possibility Of Solar Power Transmission From Space To Earth 

The success of solar power on the Earth is already getting traction, leading to faster adoption of clean energy worldwide. However, have you ever wondered about the possibility of getting solar energy from space without any wired connections? Early trials have shown that such systems are feasible.  A space solar power prototype launched into orbit in […]

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CERC Asks Regional Gencos To Be Prepared For Ancillary Services During Peak Demand

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in its latest order, has asked the regional power generating stations under the control of state governments and other power stations to be prepared to render their ancillary services to counter the peak electricity demand. The peak demands are likely to increase with the country’s temperature rise. The central authority […]

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CEA Notifies National Electricity Plan, Lays Down The Pathway To 2032

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), after much deliberations over the draft National Electricity Plan (NEP), today notified the latest National Electricity Plan (Volume I-Generation). The NEP represents a detailed plan for 2022-27 and a perspective plan for 2027-32.  The report gave a sneak peek at the future of India’s electricity sector. The government document has […]

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