Power reforms: RK Singh bats for open access, flays PPA breaches


Power reforms: RK Singh bats for open access, flays PPA breaches

Narmada, Gujarat: In a candid disapproval of the way state-run electricity discoms are run in the country and how even the UDAY scheme for their revival seems floundering, Union power minister RK Singh on Friday called these entities “inefficient structures” and said that efficiency would prevail only when consumers get to chose their suppliers. While ‘open access’ continues to be elusive for most of the country despite the Electricity Act 2003 providing for it, the minister said end-consumers should have the options to choose where to buy electricity from.

Under the open access system, large consumers have access to the transmission and distribution (T&D) network and this enables them to source power from suppliers other than the local discom. Read More

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