The Indian Electricity Grid Code (IEGC) is a regulation made by the Central Commission. The IEGC lays down the rules, guidelines and standards to be followed by various persons and participants in the system to plan, develop, maintain and operate the power system, in the most secure, reliable, economic and efficient manner, while facilitating healthy competition in the generation and supply of electricity.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh was one of the pioneer states to initiate the power sector reforms in 1998. The erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board (APSEB) was unbundled into six entities to focus on the core operation of Power Generation (APGENCO), Power Transmission (APTRANSCO) and Distribution (APDISCOMS).
An act to provide for the constitution of an Electricity Regulatory Commission, restructuring of the electricity industry, rationalisation of the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity avenues for participation of private sector entrepreneurs in the electricity industry and generally for taking measures conducive to the development and management of the electricity industry in an efficient, economic and competitive manner and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
An act to provide for the Restructuring of the Electricity Industry for the Rationalization of the Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Supply of Electricity, for Avenues for Participation of Private Sector Entrepreneurs in the Electricity Industry and generally for taking measures conducive to the, Development and management of the Electricity Industry in the State in an efficient, Economic and competitive manner including the, Constitution of an Electricity Regulatory Commission for the State and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
An Act to provide for allocation of coal mines and vesting of the right, title and interest in and over the land and mine infrastructure together with mining leases to successful bidders and allottees with a view to ensure continuity in coal mining operations and production of coal, and for promoting optimum utilisation of coal resources consistent with the requirement of the country in national interest and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
An Act to provide for the conservation of coal and development of coal mines and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
India has set an ambitious target of reaching 175 GW of installed capacity from renewable energy sources by the year 2022, which includes 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind power capacity. Various policy initiatives have been taken to achieve this target. At the end of 2017-18 the total renewable power installed capacity in the country was almost 70 GW.
Worldwide, wind energy is accepted as one of the most developed, cost-effective and proven renewable energy technologies to meet increasing electricity demands in a sustainable manner. While onshore wind energy technologies have reached a stage of large scale deployment and have become competitive with fossil fuel based electricity generation with supportive policy regimes across the world, exploitation of offshore wind energy is yet to reach a comparable scale.
A Compilation of Acts, Rules, Policies, Guidelines till 2011. Several legislative and policy initiatives taken by the Ministry of Power in the past ensured that these initiatives lead to creation of enabling environment for investments in power sector and more consumer friendly approach to meet the growing needs of industry, commerce, agriculture and households.
An Act to consolidate the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity and generally for taking measures conducive to development of electricity industry, promoting competition therein, protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, rationalisation of electricity tariff, ensuring transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies constitution of Central Electricity Authority, Regulatory Commissions and establishment of Appellate Tribunal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and will continue to enjoy the demographic dividend for few decades. The Development Objectives focus on Samavesh - Inclusion, shared vision of National development, technology upgradation & capacity building, economic growth, equity and human well-being.