Amid Covid-19, Electricity (Amendment) Bill offers opportunity to transform Indian electricity system, says GlobalData

20 August 2020 (Last Updated August 19th, 2020 15:16)

In April, amid the Covid-19, the Indian Ministry of Power (MoP) proposed amendments to the Electricity Act of 2003 as a Draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020. The bill incorporates the National Renewable Energy Policy (NREP), which is likely to push the generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy and prescribe a minimum percentage of the purchase of electricity from renewable and hydro sources of energy. With more renewable energy incorporated in the generation mix, the Indian electricity sector would undergo a green transformation.

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