A Review Meeting was taken by Shri RK Singh, Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to discuss implementation issues regarding the mechanism issued by Ministry of Power for providing Flexibility in generation and scheduling of thermal power stations to reduce emissions. The meeting was attended by Secretary, Power Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla, senior officials from Ministry of Power, MNRE, CEA, CERC, POSOCO and NTPC.
The mechanism of allowing Flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of Thermal Power Stations was issued by the Ministry of Power. Under the mechanism a Generating Company may establish or procure renewable energy generating capacity anywhere in the country and utilize such renewable capacities for supplying the power against existing commitments. There were certain issues which required resolution for smooth implementation of the above mechanism.
Power Minister has given appropriate directions to resolve such issues. He said that the focus of the Government is on growth of the Renewable Energy in the country. Highlighting India’s commitments at international fora, the Minister said that all necessary policy support should be provided for encouraging Renewable Energy capacity addition leading to energy security and environmental protection.