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Centre's plan on sale of RE power to states offers only a flickering hope

The power ministry's plan to become an intermediary in the sale of green power generation to states is only a limited solution to the larger problem facing state discoms

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Discoms | Power discoms | renewable energy

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee  |  New Delhi 



The deal will triple Shell’s operational renewables capacity and help it achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the company said. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Last week, when 27 cash-strapped state-owned distribution companies, or were barred from the power exchanges, it starkly highlighted the rising scale of risks in the Indian . The demand for power has shot up but states are unwilling to make consumers pay the actual costs of power. The risks have now spread to the (RE) generation too, as an order issued by the Union makes clear. Both the steps also risk pressuring Centre-state relations since they cut down the wiggle room for the drastically.

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First Published: Sun, August 21 2022. 17:09 IST

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