slide2-background With India being a country of chronic power deficits, the Government of India has planned to provide "power for all" by the end of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007–2012).
This would entail the creation of an additional capacity of at least 100,000 MW by 2012
Ultra Mega Power projects, each with a capacity of 4000 MW or above, are being developed with the aim of bridging this gap
Launched by Ministry of Power in 2005-06
slide3-Central government has taken the initiative under tariff based competitive bidding route using super critical technology on BOO basis
Central Electricity Authority is the technical partner & Power finance corporation is the nodal agency
Separate SPVs were provided for each project to undertake project development activities including bid process management
In addition to Ultra Mega thermal power Projects, Ministry of Power is also taking steps for bringing up large Hydro Projects and large size Transmission Projects on the fast track
slide4-role of ministry - Ministry of Power to be facilitator for coordination with concerned Ministries/ agencies and State Government for ensuring:
Coal block allotment for pithead projects
Environment/ forest clearances
Facilitate acquisition of land
Required support from State Govt. & its agencies
To facilitate proper payment security mechanism with State Govt./ State utilities
slide5-concept Setting up of large projects of 4000 MW at a single location: ensuring economies of scale
Award of projects to developer through tariff based competitive bidding : ensuring cheaper power
Utilization of super critical technology: ensuring higher efficiency and lower CO2 emissions
slide 7-PROVISION OF ELECTRICITY ACT, 2003
Provides that regulatory commissions shall adopt the tariff if it is determined through transparent process of bidding accordance with guidelines issued by central government
Aims at moving away from cost plus approach for tariff determination & expected to encourage private sector investment
slide8-national electricity policy-Aim of this policy is to supply reliable & quality power of specified standard in an efficient manner & at reasonable rates
Policy recognizes that competition will bring significant benefits to consumers
Policy stipulates that all efforts will need to bring the power industry as early as possible in the overall interest of consumers
slide9-Access to Electricity Available for all households in next five years.
Availability of Power Demand to be fully met by 2012.
Shortages to be overcome and spinning reserve to be available.
Per capita availability of electricity to be increased to over 1000 units by 2012.
Minimum lifeline consumption of 1 unit/ household/day as a merit good by year 2012.
Financial Turnaround and Commercial Viability of Electricity Sector
slide 10-electric tariff policy
slide11-20 international bidding comparison with national bidding