More states coming on board allowing Indian Railways direct procurement of electricity

More states coming on board allowing Indian Railways direct procurement of electricity

The Indian Railways, which is working on a mega energy saving plan, is looking forward to more states coming on board in allowing Non-Objection Certificates (NOCs) for procurement of electricity directly from a supplier of the transporter’s choice and reducing its dependence on state distribution companies (discoms).

This comes following the nod given by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in 2015 to Indian Railways granting the national transporter the status of deemed distribution licence under the Electricity Act, 2003 bringing railways on a par with discoms. CERC has issued directions to state transmission utilities and state load dispatch centres to facilitate open access to railways on existing transmission network as deemed licensee. Read More…

 

 

 

Credit By: ET Energy World

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