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Preparing For Next Power Crisis, Section11 Of The Electricity Act Invoked

The government has permitted imported coal-based power plants to sell any surplus electricity to other states. The emergency provision that was used in May of this year (2022) to get non-operational imported coal-based facilities to start generating electricity in the face of a substantial increase in demand has been clarified by the power ministry. If […]

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The Missing Element in the Proposed Electricity Act Reforms

India is the third largest producer and consumer of electricity worldwide. But it still has one of the lowest per capita power consumption (1,181 kWh) as compared to the world’s average per capita power consumption, which stands high at nearly 2,700 kWh. Because of this, our nation faces the challenge of ensuring sound financial health […]

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Bengal Chief Minister Joins Building Chorus Against Electricity Act Amendments

The Electricity Act Amendment Bill (2020), slated for a possible introduction in the coming session of parliament, faced a predictable salvo yesterday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banejee termed its provisions ‘anti- federal’ and even ‘inhuman’ to be brought up at a time when the pandemic is raging. In a strongly-worded letter to Prime Minister […]

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IESA Proposes to Have Policy Framework for Energy Storage in Electricity Act

IESA has submitted its recommendations on the proposed Draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020, proposing a policy framework for energy storage in the bill India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading alliance working in the space of energy storage, electric vehicle, renewable integration & microgrids has submitted its comments/recommendations on the proposed Draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, […]

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Why Resisting Calls To Hold Back Amendments to Electricity Act Is Vital

Even as the Electricity Act Amendment Bill, that seeks to make crucial changes to the Electricity Act (2003) is seemingly on the verge of being finalised for passing, resistance has finally started showing up. Predictably, it is Tamil Nadu, a state which has some of the highest market distortions in its power market, that has […]

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ICRA Stands in Favour of Draft Amendments Proposed in Electricity Act

ICRA believes that the draft amendments proposed in the Electricity Act can strengthen the sanctity of power supply contracts and bring reforms in the distribution segment. ICRA Limited, an independent investment information and credit rating agency, has stated that it believes that the draft amendments proposed in Electricity Act, 2003 have the scope to strengthen […]

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Electricity Act Amendments The Big Bang Reforms Solar Sector Needs

The amendments proposed in the draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill 2020 by the power ministry could be the big bang reforms the power sector, and by extension, the renewable energy sector in India, has been waiting for. If these go through without major changes, then some of the biggest roadblocks holding back the proper growth and […]

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Draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Out. Renewables in Focus

True to the promise made last week, the Power Ministry has released the draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill 2020 on 17.4.2020. The draft has given stakeholders 21 days in which to send in their suggestions. The act is of particular significance for the renewable sector, as it promises to tighten up enforcement of orders made […]

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EU Action Plan Proposes 40% Investment In Electricity Grids Till 2030

The European Union (EU) Commission released an ‘Action Plan’ which supports the European Green Deal. The Commission’s proposed action plan aims at supporting the Europe’s electricity demand, which is expected to increase by 60% till 2030. The prosed system is expected to help deliver a digitalized, decentralized and flexible system. It claims to accommodate millions […]

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