Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New power tariff policy supports low rates, smart tech

The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the power tariff policy that aims to tighten regulations
for setting rates and promote clean energy.

  • Aims to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all by 2021-22
  • New rules for setting rates and to promote clean energy
  • Micro grids for remote villages and small power plants near coal washeries
  • Allows sale of un-requisitioned power in the spot market
  • Mandatory minimum purchase for clean energy
  • Allows cost pass-through for use of imported and e-auctioned coal
  • All new inter-state transmission projects through competitive bidding
  • Smart meters compulsory for consumption over 200 units


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