Year End Review 2021 – Ministry of Power

What is the News?

The Ministry of Power has launched several initiatives and has undertaken several reforms in the power sector.

What are the reforms and initiatives implemented by the Ministry of Power?

Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020

Renewable Purchase Obligation(RPO)

Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM): It is a marketplace for trading of renewable power on a day-ahead basis. 

Renewable Energy Certificate(REC) Mechanism 

Green Term-Ahead Market(GTAM)

Pan India Real Time Market (RTM): It is an organized market platform to enable the buyers and sellers of pan-India to meet their energy requirements closer to real-time operation. Under this, Buyers/sellers have the option of placing buy/sell bids for each 15-minute time block.

Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS): The scheme was launched in 2014 with the following objectives: (i) Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks in the urban areas; (ii) Metering of distribution transformers/feeders/consumers in the urban areas; (iii) IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network.

Reform Based Power Distribution Scheme

National Mission on use of Biomass in coal based power plants

SHAKTI (Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India): It was launched in 2017 to provide coal linkages to the power plants which do not have linkage, thus helping the generators to get cheaper coal and thereby reduction in the cost of generation.

Energy Efficiency Enterprise (E3) Certifications Programme for Brick manufacturing Sector

Aiming for Sustainable Habitat: New Initiatives in Building Energy Efficiency 2021

Perform, Achieve and Trade(PAT) Scheme

Go Electric Campaign

State Energy Efficiency Index – 2020

Source: This post is based on the article Year End Review 2021 – Ministry of Power’ published in PIB on 27th Dec 2021.

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