Scrap Mandatory Approval From Power-Telecom Panel: Solar Companies

Scrap Mandatory Approval From Power-Telecom Panel: Solar Companies

Solar developers have petitioned the Ministry of Power, pointing out that setting up projects within the timelines set for them would be a lot easier if they were not mandatorily required to seek consent from one of the ministry’s arms, the Power and Telecom Coordination Committee (PTCC).

Deadlines for starting commercial operations of solar projects vary between 12 and 18 months from the signing of the power purchase agreement (PPA), depending on the state or central agency with which the PPA is signed. The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has noted that, according to the PTCC’s own website, the permission granting process could take at least 32 weeks.

PTCC was set up in May 1949 to ensure that there was no electromagnetic interference between power lines and telecommunication lines when both were laid in the same vicinity. Read More…

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