|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Auditing, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements|
|Policy Target:||Energy Sector, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation|
|Agency:||Government of India: Ministry of Power|
Put forth February 12th, 2005 and in compliance with section 3 fo the Electricity Act 2003. Its main objectives include:
- Access to Electricity - Available for all households in next five years
- Availability of Power - Demand to be fully met by 2012. Energy and peaking shortages to be overcome and adequate spinning reserve to be available.
- Supply of Reliable and Quality Power of specified standards in an efficient manner and at reasonable rates.
- Per capita availability of electricity to be increased to over 1000 units by 2012.
- Minimum lifeline consumption of 1 unit/household/day as a merit good by year 2012.
- Financial Turnaround and Commercial Viability of Electricity Sector.
- Protection of consumers’ interests.
The issues address include:
- Rural Electrification
- Recovery of Cost of services & Targetted Subsidies.
- Technology Development and Research and Development (R&D)
- Competition aimed at Consumer Benefits
- Financing Power Sector Programmes Including Private Sector Participation.
- Energy Conservation
- Environmental Issues
- Training and Human Resource Development
- Cogeneration and Non-Conventional Energy Sources
- Protection of Consumer interests and Quality Standards
|Related policies:||The Electricity Act 2003
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