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

Last Date May 15,2021 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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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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Nirav Vekariya 1 month 3 days ago

Electricity has many uses in our day to day life. It is used for lighting rooms, working fans and domestic appliances like using electric stoves, A/C and more. All these provide comfort to people. In factories, large machines are worked with the help of electricity.

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ARUN KUMAR GUPTA 1 month 3 days ago

Some time back power failure in Mumbai was linked to cyber attack.
In this plan there is mention of cyber security.
But there is no roadmap to achieve this.
How cyber security technology will be developed and how manpower would be trained for this purpose.
The more important would be to make system recovery at the earliest after any such cyber attack.
How robust our overloaded system is to counter such attack and restore supply would be known to only persons involved in power sector

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umeshlal karna 1 month 3 days ago

*underground system should be encouraged.specification should be one fot all over india.Tariff should also be one and through smart meter.132 /11 kv should be adopted fir future .66and 33 kv to be discontinued.multi licensee should be allowed so that consumers can have more choice.induction heater should be encouraged for villages also.fixed charges per month should be higher which will reduce splitting of connection .and bulk power cost to be reduced.equipment should be good quality by cea.

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ARUN KUMAR GUPTA 1 month 3 days ago

It is a good idea to minimise use of water in power sector.
Air cooled condenser is an absolute necessity.
A lot of water is wasted in open canal and cooling towers.
It should be implemented at the earliest.

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ARUN KUMAR GUPTA 1 month 3 days ago

Micro grids are proposed for remote areas which are more dependent on solar energy.
It is a good proposal to optimise use of renewable energy.
Solar energy generation is dependent on weather conditions. So, there may be good generation in some area at a time and at same time there may be less generation due to bad weather in some other area.
Micro grid will take care of this situation.
But, what will happen when there is no generation in micro grid? There would be no national grid either

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Karthika Prasanna H 1 month 3 days ago

1)Full Support to Solar Energy in all Sectors like : Home & Commercial Electricity , Street Lights(It is including automatic sensor system) , All types of Vehicles(Solar energy is increasing battery performance & life & capacity) , etc.
2)Reduces the price of all instruments of Solar system .
3)Increasing the periode of life & warrenty & guaranty of solar Instruments .
4)Improving the Solar business system .