Govt invokes special powers to speed up power transmission lines for renewable energy


Govt invokes special powers to speed up power transmission lines for renewable energy

The government on Thursday invoked special powers to direct electricity regulator to clear transmission schemes identified for 66.5 Gigawatt capacity of renewable energy projects.

The directions under section 107 of Electricity Act, aimed at fast-tracking deployment of transmission infrastructure for renewable energy plants, includes according ‘national importance’ status to such transmission lines and deferring fulfilment of requirement of long term access (LTA) applications and associated bank guarantees till the renewable generation projects are awarded to a successful bidder.

The regulatory procedure of LTA and connectivity will be followed by the successful bidder. Power and renewable energy minister R K Singh has cleared a proposal for early regulatory approval by Read  More

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