Union Power Minister release a report on Key Regulatory Parameters of Power Utilities

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The Union Power Minister has released a report on Key Regulatory Parameters of Power Utilities.

Report on Key Regulatory Parameters of Power Utilities:
  • The report captures key regulatory information of DISCOMs apart from state-owned transmission and generation utilities.
  • The report also facilitates meaningful comparison of their performance and brings forth actionable insights for relevant power sector stakeholders including policy makers and regulators.

Schemes Mentioned in the Article:

About Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana(DDUGJY):
  • DDUGJY is designed to provide continuous power supply to the entire rural India.
  • The erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana(RGGVY) scheme was subsumed in the DDUGJY scheme.
  • Objectives of the Scheme:
    • To provide electrification to all villages
    • Feeder separation to ensure sufficient power to farmers and regular supply to other consumers
    • Improvement of Sub-transmission and distribution network to improve the quality and reliability of the supply
    • Metering to reduce the losses
  • Implementing Agency: Rural Electrification Corporation(REC) is the Nodal Agency for implementation of DDUGJY.
  • Achievements: Under the DDUGJY scheme, the country has achieved 100% electrification of villages.
About Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA):
  • GRIHA is an independent, not-for-profit society jointly setup by The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE).
  • Purpose: GRIHA is a rating tool that helps people assess the performance of their building against certain nationally acceptable benchmarks.
  • It evaluates the environmental performance of a building holistically over its entire life cycle, thereby providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a ‘green building’.
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