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Highlights

  • Consumer guide to grid-connected rooftop solar - Part 10
  • Electric Vehicles - Part 8
  • Pay last bill amount for current cycle: TANGEDCO
  • Coronavirus: Major relief measures announced for power sector
  • Consumer Focus - Electricity Ombudsman Order 
  • Energy storage boom stalls in Europe
  • ECC Voice - Success story

Plus Publications/Regulations:

  • Renewable Capacity Statistics 2020, IRENA 
  • Energy Storage Valuation Framework, IRENA
  • Global Electricity Review March 2020, EMBER

The issue also includes the latest regulations and links to interesting events/videos/educational tools and analysis.

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) and Electricity Consumer Network (ECN)

Electricity Governance

This article analyses the nature of complaints registered with TANGEDCO’s CGRF; and further enquires into the efficiency of the institution and the impartiality of its decision making.

Electricity Billing Governance

Electricity Governance

The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020, was uploaded in the MoEFCC Website on March 12, 2020, with a view to receive public comments within 60 days. In this letter CAG requests the MoEFCC to withdraw the draft from public domain in light of the country-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus Covid 19. The draft can be put out again for public comments once normalcy resumes, and when all stakeholders can afford the required time, access and resources to respond effectively to this Notification. 

Environment and Climate Action

Highlights

  • Consumer guide to grid-connected rooftop solar - Part 9
  • Electric Vehicles - Part 7
  • A year after TN rolled out solar policy, not much has happened say experts
  • Power minister inaugurates eleven renewable energy management centers
  • Consumer Focus - Electricity Ombudsman Order 
  • Scottish Power launches 100% green energy tariff
  • ECC Voice - Success story

Plus Publications/Regulations:

  • India 2020 - Indepth Energy Policty Review, NITI Aayog
  • World Energy Issues Monitor 2020, World Energy Council
  • Renewable Energy Standardisation Cell (RESC) in MNRE, MNRE 

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) and Electricity Consumer Network (ECN)

Electricity Governance

The file contains the letter to Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption and Chief Secretary (GoTN) about irregularities and suspected “match-fixing” in appointment of Member Secretary, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. The letter requests apex bodies to strike down this notification, and issue a fresh notification excluding the problematic criteria.

Environment and Climate Action

Highlights

  • Consumer guide to grid-connected rooftop solar - Part 8
  • Electric Vehicles - Part 6
  • TANGEDCO asks local bodies not to misuse electricity poles
  • Solar rooftop developers prefer open access for power supply
  • Consumer Focus - Electricity Ombudsman Order
  • Community-generated green electricity to be offered to all in UK
  • ECC Voice - Success story 

Plus Publications/Regulations:

  • Reduction in cost of power due to prepayment by end consumers, Ministry of Power (MoP)
  • Information regarding installation of solar irrigation pumps, Central Electricity Authority (CEA)
  • Power system organizational structure for the renewable energy era, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) and Electricity Consumer Network (ECN)

Electricity Governance

TANGEDCO has requested the Power Finance Corporation and Rural Electrification Corporation, for funding thermal power projects of a combined capacity up to 5,300 MW, and hydro power projects to the tune of 500 MW. To fund these projects, both funding organisations have asked for guarantees from Government of Tamil Nadu. CAG has written to the Finance Secretary requesting that the guarantee not be extended.

 

Environment and Climate Action

Highlights

  • Consumer guide to grid-connected rooftop solar - Part 7
  • Electric Vehicles - Part 5
  • Tamil Nadu's dependence on central units for power soars
  • India's electricity demand falls for fourth straight month, here's why it matters
  • Consumer Focus - Electricity Ombudsman Order
  • South Korea plans world's largest floating solar plant in Yellow sea
  • ECC Voice - Success Story 

Plus Publications/Regulations:

  • Guideline for development of decentralised solar power plants, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
  • NDCs in 2020—Advancing renewable in the power sector and beyond, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Rethinking power sector reform in the developing world, World Bank
  • Demand-side flexibility for power sector transformation, International Renewable Energy Agency, (IRENA)

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) and Electricity Consumer Network (ECN)

Electricity Governance

This report is a brief analysis of the actual conditions and impacts of coal and water utilisation in Mettur Thermal Power Plant for three consecutive years between 2015 and 2018 in line with the state and national statutes.

Environment and Climate Action