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National Electricity Policy-21 bats for quality power, private investment

This year's draft NEP like its earlier versions underlines importance of coal-based power and why it is still too early to retire it despite growth in renewables

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Electricity Act | Power distribution | Discoms

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 



“Power grids are getting increasingly vulnerable because of digitalization and the use of more smart applications,” said Daine Loh, a Singapore-based power and renewables analyst at Fitch Solutions

The draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) which, under the Electricity Act, 2003 is a guiding policy for planning power generation, supply and investment, has emphasised on increasing private participation, especially in in its latest revision. The NEP has also introduced power quality, micro grids, pump hydro storage, real time power markets in the draft policy statement as key focus areas.

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First Published: Wed, April 28 2021. 18:08 IST

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