NEW DELHI: A technical committee on power sector has recommended bringing flexibility in conventional power generation, frequency control, generation reserves among measures to integrate large scale renewable energy into the national electricity grid.
The report of the committee, which includes members of the Ministry of Power and private bodies, was launched by Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday.
“The report will help set up unparalleled benchmarks in the world. Our team will now take up ‘one nation, one grid, one price’ on a mission mode,” said Goyal.
The report has set a 15-point action plan which has to be achieved by states as well as central government agencies in the power sector. It includes load forecasting, demonstration of adequacy of balanced portfolio and state load dispatch centres, creation of a regulatory framework by state electricity regulatory commissions among other such steps.
“Some of the actions have been completed with active support of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), SERCs and other state holders. Regulatory framework for Intra-State Settlement and Imbalance Handling has already been implemented in five states. For Model Regulations for Regulatory Framework for Forecasting, Scheduling and Imbalance Settlement for Renewable Energy generators have been published on November 2015,” an official statement said.
India has a target of setting up 175,000 MW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2022. To ensure this is integrated into the national electricity grid, several measures need to be taken. It is with this purpose that a high level technical committee was constituted with members from Ministry for Power, CERC, Central Electricity Authority, Power Grid Coproration, several private bodies from renewable energy rich states.