Power Ministry asks state to expedite reforms, advises to stick to PPAs


Power Ministry asks state to expedite reforms, advises to stick to PPAs

With the country achieving electrification for all households, the Union ministry of power is gearing up for another set of reforms – to improve the availability and quality of power.

The two-day state power ministers’ conference this week will see the Centre telling states to expedite supply reforms, renewable capacity addition and improve energy efficiency standards. As the Centre passes the baton to the states to take forward the reforms, payment delay by power distribution companies (discoms), resulting in over dues to power generators, is a major cause of worry.

At the same time, several states are reviewing or cancelling power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable power projects.

In its agenda note, the Centre has issued an advisory, asking states not to reopen power purchase agreements. Read Morre

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