In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the energy sector, the government has started work on a plan to create a mammoth database of all the power generating units in the country, whether operational or being planned.
The idea is to create a National Level Data Registry System under which all the existing and upcoming electricity generating units of the country with capacity of 0.5 Megawatt (Mw) and above would have to get registered with Central Electricity Authority (CEA), an arm of the power ministry.
The CEA had prepared a detailed framework of the database which has been approved by the ministry. “Now, anyone who wants to generate electricity needs to reach us and get registered. A registration number will be given to the power company which is just like Aadhaar,” said a senior official close to the development. Read More