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Reports on India's Power Sector  
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 2002  Edition         :   ISBN - 81-7188-284-6
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  • Blueprint for Power Sector Development in India Vision 2012 -- Power for All
    (Ministry of Power, Government of India, August 2001)
      

  • Distribution Policy Committee Report                                          (Ministry of Power, Government of India, March 2002)   

  • Report of the Expert Group on Settlement of SEB Dues 
    (Chairman : Montek S. Ahluwalia, May 2001)

  • Report of the Expert Group on Restructuring of SEBs       (Chairman : Montek S. Ahluwalia, July 2001)

  • Electricity Bill - 2001

 

CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

ReportS oN INDIA's power sector  

Blueprint for Power Sector Development in India

Executive Summery

Background
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Introduction
Problems confronting the sector
Strengths and opportunities in the sector
Objectives
Strategies
Augmenting Generation
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Planning of targets for each sector
Resource Planning
Comprehensive monitoring of projects' implementation
Integrated Action Plan for power development including Nuclear and Non-Conventional Energy Sources
Short Term Measures
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Supply of surplus captive power to the grid
Improved generation through Renovation & Modernisation (R & M)
Improved PLF through other short term measures
Capacity creation through Energy Conservation & Demand Side Management
Time zones planning
Higher performance targets in the MOUs with the Central Power Sector Utilities (CPSUs)
Accelerating Development of Hydro Projects
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Policy measures
Basin-wise Policy
Ranking Studies
Preparation of DPRs
Augmenting Transmission Capability
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Formation of National Grid
Future Programme
Evacuation of surplus power from Eastern Region
Monitoring of grid discipline and grid issue
Encouraging FDI in Transmission
Preparation of Manual on Disaster Management

Distribution Reforms
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Development of district level distribution improvement plans for all districts in the country
District level Committees for Distribution Reforms Monitoring and District level Generation Resource Planning
100% metering and MIS for reduction of T&D losses
60 Distribution circles as Centres of Excellence for Distribution under Accelerated Power Development Programme (APDP)
Reform MOUs with the States and their monitoring
Privatisation/Corporatisation Models of Distribution through the Policy level Committee
World Bank Reform Packages
Implementation of Montek Singh Ahluwalia Report 
Incentives
Disincentives
Draft Electricity Bill
Rural Electrification
• Implementation of Action Plan for electrification of villages
Cost Reduction
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Implementation of recommendations of Inter-Disciplinary Group on Cost Reduction
Benchmarking and adoption of best practices
New method for calculation of shortages
Sustainable Power Development
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Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Afforestation
Fly Ash Utilisation Action Plan
Initiatives for improving the environmental performance of coal based stations
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
Training/R&D/ New Role of CEA/Setting Up of an Interactive Portal and Transparency Measures
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National Action Plan for Power Training
Research and Development Plan
Study on new Role for CEA
Interactive Portal of the Ministry of Power
Transparency Measures
Awareness Campaign, Conferences International Cooperation
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Implementation of Awareness Campaign Action Plan
Enlisting International Cooperation
International Conference cum Business meets
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ANNEXURE

Distribution Policy Committee Report

Foreword
Summary of conclusions & recommendations
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Improvement in efficiency of operations
Rural Electrification
Privatization of distribution business
Incentives from Centre to States
Present structure of distribution and need for review
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Present Structure
Need for review
Strategy for reforms
Improvement in efficiency of operations
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Change in the management systems to Distribution Circle management
Metering
Outsourcing of processes/turnkey solutions
Rural Electrification
Privatization of the distribution business
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Rationale for privatization
Approach to privatization
Road map for privatization
Orissa experience

Regulatory issues
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International experience
Clarity of policy/approach
Tariff fixation
Principles and guidelines for regulators
Attracting the right people.
Tackling major/ Transition issues
• Deciding on the Transition path till turnaround
Annexures
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International experience on privatisation.
Rural Electrification - International Experiences.
Metering
Feasible Models
Distribution privatization in Delhi
Illustrative example for the Transition phase
Kanungo committee on power sector reforms in Orissa
Coelho committee on private sector participation in distribution
Status of reforms in states
Status on Rural Electrification
Accelerated Power Development Programme

Report of the Expert Group on Settlement of SEB Dues 

Executive Summery
Report of the Expert Group on Restructuring of SEBs
Executive Summary

Introduction
Reform and Restructuring: Issues and Approach
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The Nature of the Problem
Reform Experience thus Far
Problems with Distribution Reforms in Orissa
Is the ‘Single Buyer’ model appropriate
Towards Open Access: Introducing Competition
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Advantages of Open Access
Implications for Transmission & Distribution Companies
The Need for a Phased Transition
Trading in Electricity
Are Long-term PPAs Sustainable?
Are Government Guarantees or Escrow Accounts Sustainable?
Should Generating Companies be Regulated?
Complexity of Issues and Need for Capacity Building
Reform of the Distribution Segment
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Can Distribution Remain in the Public Sector?
Steps prior to Privatisation
Stringent measures for Elimination of Theft
Regulatory Framework for Distribution
Phased Privatisation of Distribution
Transition and Management of Change

Resources for Reforms
Recommendations
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Structural Changes
(a) Unbundling and Corporatisation of SEBs
(b) Role of Transmission Companies
(c) Competition
(d) Independent Systems Operations
(e) Freedom of Trade and Inter-state Transmission
(f) Tariff-setting
(g) Commercial Losses (Thefts)
(h) Technical Losses
(i) Regulatory Commissions
(j) Privatisation
(k) The Electricity Bill
Financial Recommendations
(a) Investment Financing
(b) Waiver of State Loans
(c) Adjustment Financing
Bridging the Revenue Gap
Assistance Towards Establishment Costs
Adjustment Costs for Shift to Open Access
Condition Precedent
Conclusion
Annexure
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Resolutions of CM’s Conference
Financial Performance of SEBs
Outstanding State Government Loans to SEBs

Electricity Bill - 2001

   

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