The Power Ministry will soon approach the Cabinet with a proposal to introduce stringent rules for buyers and sellers of renewable energy, besides making amendments to the provisions in the overall tariff policy, Union minister Piyush Goyal said Tuesday.
Round-the-clock electricity supply will be a reality in Andhra Pradesh from October 02 as the state government on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Union Power Ministry under the 'Power for All' scheme.
The power ministry's proposal to supply coal from Coal India's mines to nine private power projects could mean they could get the fuel at Rs 1,500 a tonne, instead of the open market price of Rs 4,000 per tonne, according to report.
Power ministers of five states have urged union Power Minister Piyush Goyal to help restore power supply to their states facing major blackouts caused by the closure of some generation units of Adani Power and Tata Power plants at Mundra over a tariff revision dispute.
Power Ministry`s plans to have a single transmission network in the country by connecting southern grid with the National grid, is likely to be delayed by six months and may now be done only by July 2014.
The Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) asked the Power Ministry to float a new Cabinet note on increasing duty on import of cheap equipment, mainly from China, and to provide a level-playing field to domestic manufacturers.
A day after the govt moved an
application in the Supreme Court with the twin aims of protecting its own and NTPC`s interests in the Ambani gas row, the Power Ministry said the state-run firm will not file
a separate plea.