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.

Updated Bank Account Details for National Hands-on Training Programme on Biogas Technology

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published a corrigendum on the previous announcement regarding the registration process for the National Hands-on Training Programme on Biogas Technology and its Implementation. This corrigendum is issued by the Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy. The present corrigendum has updated the bank account details for NEFT/IMPS transactions.

Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Second Amendment Rules, 2023

These rules state that on request of any owner or occupier of any premise in a Group Housing Society or Residential Colony or Resident Welfare Association, the distribution licensee shall provide individual connection for supply of electricity. The draft rules also provide that the distribution licensee shall provide a separate connection for supply of electricity for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging system. Comments or suggestion on these draft rules have been invited up to January 12, 2024. The comments shall be in a word file and can be emailed to debranjan.chattopadhyay@nic.in and narendra.kumar65@nic.in

Draft Electricity (Late Payment Surcharge and Related Matters) (Amendment) Rules 2023

These proposed amendments aim to create a more accountable and efficient electricity payment system, providing clear guidelines for addressing non-payment issues while maintaining a balance between the interests of generating companies and distribution licensees. The emphasis is on timely payments and securing the power supply chain for a robust and sustainable energy ecosystem.