The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW.
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is planning to monitor payment of dues to renewable energy companies from distribution companies and has asked them to share details of the dues.
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the apex technical body for the power sector, has set up a new division which will oversee day-to-day developments, capacity addition and grid integration of renewable power.
The government, on the back of improved rake availability, has achieved the feat of optimum coal supply at power units after a gap of 600 days. It recently declared no power units in India had critical coal stocks (of less than seven days).
Increased fuel supplies and reduced power demand during winter have reduced the number of thermal power plants with critical coal stocks to zero, a position that was last attained four years ago.
About Rs 2.7 lakh crore would be required till FY22 to build the additional electricity transmission system in the country, the National Electricity Plan (NEP) on transmission published by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) said.
India’s electricity supply deficit has more than halved to 2 per cent despite annual peak demand rising nearly 21 per cent from 2013-14 to 2017-18. The peak demand is an assessment of the maximum power requirement during any time of the year.
Riding on spike in electricity demand, the central sector thermal power producers made steady gains in their Plant Load Factor (PLF), operating at higher load than the state owned generation utilities and the private Independent Power Producers (IPPs).
The government has constituted a committee under the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to explore prepaid payments by state electricity distribution companies to power plants, a government official said.
A total 200 potential sites have been identified for setting up as many large thermal power plants of total 428.9 GW capacity, more than the existing installed capacity of 346.61 GW, according to a study by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).