Electrical Safety Handbook For Students

Prepared by the National Federation of Engineers for Electrical Safety (NFEES), this handbook serves as a resource for students, educators, and parents. It covers essential topics like basic electrical principles, hazard identification, and preventive measures, presented in an accessible and engaging way.

Changes In Approval Process for Public Sector Solar Parks

Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) and Joint Ventures of CPSUs are now exempt from State Government Committee approval for Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) and charges. State Government PSU’s DPRs and related charges still require approval from the state’s Department of Power, Energy, or Renewable Energy. The existing process remains unchanged for private developers.

CPCB Seeks Nominations for Ash Disposal Auditors for Coal Power Plants

CPCB is seeking nominations from experts affiliated with Institutes of National Importance (IITs, IISc, NITs), CSIR institutes and other central and state institutions focused on science, technology, research, and environment. Interested experts must submit nominations through their respective institution’s Director or Head by May 29, 2024.

Clarification Issued on Biomass Co-firing Policy for Power Plants

The MoP clarifies that for plants established through competitive bidding the cost of biomass pellets can be directly passed through in the Energy Charge Rate (ECR). This eliminates the need to rely on “Change in Law” clauses and their associated thresholds.

MoP Advises GENCOs On Timely Import Of Coal For Maximizing Production In Coal Mines

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has extended its prior advisory on blending of imported coal at 6% by weight from March 2024 to June 2024. GENCOs must ensure that their imported coal contracts continue coal supplies till June 2024. They are also encouraged to continuously monitor their coal stock positions and opt for blending in accordance with their requirements.

Government Amends Electricity Rules to Optimize Power Supply

To optimize power usage, power generators withholding surplus power will now forfeit the capacity or fixed charges corresponding to that surplus quantity. Additionally, the surplus power cannot be sold in the power exchange at a price exceeding 120% of the energy charge plus applicable transmission charges. This move aims to increase the utilization of surplus electricity by making it more likely to be purchased and utilized.

MNRE Publishes Details of Secretaries (DRC) of REIAs

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the secretaries to the Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) for the respective Renewable Energy Implementing Agencies (REIAs). This order was issued on January 12, 2024.

New Rules Unveiled to Boost Ease of Doing Business in Green Hydrogen and Energy Storage Sectors

To rationalize open access charges, the rules state that for consumers availing General Network Access or Open Access, the additional surcharge will be progressively reduced and eliminated within four years. Importantly, the surcharge will only apply to consumers who are or have been customers of the concerned Distribution licensee, sparing those who have never been customers from this additional cost.

Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2024

The amendment rules have inserted three new rules, numbered 21, 22 and 23. The prior rule 21 has been re-numbered as 24. These rules seek to address various aspects of power generation, transmission, and open access charges. These amendments aim to streamline the power sector, encourage investments, and enhance operational efficiency.

Price Of One Metric Tonne Oil Equivalent For PAT Cycle III

With an ever-growing emphasis on environmental sustainability and responsible resource management, the MoP’s amendments to the Energy Conservation Rules foster a culture of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. The revised rules are expected to play a crucial role in guiding businesses and industries towards a more sustainable and responsible approach to energy consumption.