Inviting suggestions on the draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) 2021

Last Date May 15,2021 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)

Under Section 3 (3) of the Electricity Act, 2003, the Central Government may, from time to time, in consultation with the State Governments and the Central Electricity Authority, ...

Under Section 3 (3) of the Electricity Act, 2003, the Central Government may, from time to time, in consultation with the State Governments and the Central Electricity Authority, review or revise, the National Electricity Policy. In compliance of section 3 of the Electricity Act 2003, the Government of India had notified the National Electricity Policy on 12th February 2005.

2. According to Section 66 of the Electricity Act “the Appropriate Commission shall endeavor to promote the development of a market (including trading) in power in such manner as may be specified and shall be guided by the National Electricity Policy”.

3. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs), in the discharge of their functions, shall be guided by the National Electricity Policy under Section 79 and Section 86 of the Electricity Act, respectively.

4. In this regard, it is informed that the Ministry of Power vide Order dated 12.04.2021 has constituted an Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Shri Gireesh Pradhan, Ex-Chairperson, CERC to prepare and recommend National Electricity Policy (NEP), 2021 (copy enclosed). The Expert Committee is required to submit its suggested draft NEP 2021 within two months.

5. The National Electricity Policy, 2021 needs to play an important role in deciding the future of the power sector with renewed reform measures for the economic growth of the country. The main focus is expected to be on decarbonization, power market development, distributed generation in view of rooftop solar and other reliable new technology, etc. The policy may be consumer centric i.e., giving choice to consumers, better services, reliable and quality power, etc. Security of supply, cybersecurity, resilience in the power sector in view of the disasters management, securing supply to all consumers but in particular, all the essential loads in the event of any crisis, etc. are others areas of importance.

6. The suggestions of the various stakeholders including State Governments, Financial Institutions, Industries, consumers, etc. are very important for the future of the power sector. It is requested to submit your brief suggestions along with the suggested specific formulations, which you feel that need to be incorporated in the NEP 2021, in around 1000 words on the MyGov portal.

Click Here to read the draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) 2021.

The last date for submission is 15th May 2021.

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Purushottam Vilas bagade. 1 hour 44 minutes ago

H'ble Prime Minister,
Shri. Narendra Modiji,
Respected Sir,
Government should starts the solar Electricity generation plants with the young peoples like me who wants to start their business or start - ups instead of doing a job. Also government help the peoples who are willing to start Electric Car and Battery Manufacturing units, charging stations.
Young peoples are waiting for government's announcement and policies regarding this. So that they can generate the employments.Thank You, Regards.

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Manoj Jain 2 hours 5 minutes ago

In rural areas , the Village Energy Committee should be constituted with the consent of Gram Panchayat and villagers , to manage all the electric supply related issues. The DISCOMs have to install a single meter and all the villagers have to go for prepaid/postpaid sub meters , installed by VEC. The VEC will collect the bill from all the households and will make the payment to DISCOM. The VEC will keep about 8-10 % of total collection and it will be used for village development work.

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rakhi 2 hours 12 minutes ago

Which is rarely correct because when electricity overload transform's fuse problem arise.shot-circuit problem.so according to it and to managing it as per need led bulb or fan's reading circuit (slow/fast button ) used.and set up arrange by electrition.

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Manoj Jain 2 hours 26 minutes ago

One of major change in the bill , that must be, is the load calculation system. Generally what the DISCOMs person do, they simply count the no of normal plugs , power plugs, switch points and calculate the load by adding it. In a house , a person puts the no. of switches and plugs , but use as per their convenience , but hardly all these are used at a time. So calculations should be on peak load used by a consumer , which can be find out by CHIP in the meter and it may trip power ,if overloads.

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rakhi 2 hours 39 minutes ago

I have suggestion sir whose are not able to plant the system or not want the solar system.make a market to charge the inverter and sell .their is no problem to thefting.which is purely under government

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rakhi 2 hours 42 minutes ago

Good evening to respectful:-
By the government plant of solar panels system electricity generate easily and transport in village/city.their is no thefting problem

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Omkar Suryakant Sankhe 2 hours 54 minutes ago

Hello sir,
I think we have to focus on renewable sources for electricity because it's very useful but point is proper utilization is not done if any power method is adopt to utilize the energy then electricity crises is vanish and also if we focus on lossless transmission method that also help but in practical sense it's difficult so determine the options for various electricity distribution and generation purpose.