Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2005
Date Ended:2012
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:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:
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
  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • 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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