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    1. 1. CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, ENERGY LAW # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 JENI VARGHESE EMAIL info@altacit.com PATENT DEPARTMENT WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    2. 2. ENERGY LAW • Energy laws govern the use and taxation of energy CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. for both renewable and non-renewable. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 • Renewable energy is energy which comes from BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 tides, and geothermal heat, which do not get COIMBATORE depleted. BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. • A non-renewable resource is a natural resource Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 which cannot be reproduced, grown, generated, or used on a scale which can sustain its consumption rate. Once depleted there is no more available for future needs. Eg: Fossil fuels (such as coal, EMAIL petroleum, and natural gas), nuclear power info@altacit.com WEBSITE (uranium) www.altacit.com
    3. 3. ENERGY SCENARIO IN INDIA CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, 2011148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    4. 4. ENERGY POLICIES IN INDIA CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, RENEWABLE ENERGY ‘ACT’:148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Provisions to govern the distribution of energy produced from renewable sources- Electricity Act. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Electricity Act 2003- Section 3(1) and 3 (2), Section 4, Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 Section 61, Section 86(1) COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, The World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE), Pune # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 has drafted a model renewable Energy law in 2007. •The draft law proposed to increase the target for electricity generation from renewable to 20 percent by 2020, of the total electricity generated in the country. EMAIL •The draft law also demanded to remove some info@altacit.com ambiguities or amplify some provisions in the Electricity WEBSITE www.altacit.com Act, 2003.
    5. 5. Cont. CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, Other Central laws that indirectly apply to the148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. renewable energy sector in India include: Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE i.Forest Conservation Act 1978. Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, ii.Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 1972. COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, iii. Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1980. Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 iv.Environment Protection Act 1986 which incorporates the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2000. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    6. 6. ELECTRICITY ACT, 2003 CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Came into force from June 10, 2003148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, OBJECTIVES: Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 • To consolidate the laws relating to generation, transmission, BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, distribution, trading and use of electricity and generally for taking Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, measures conducive to development of electricity industry Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 • promoting competition in the industry, COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, • protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 • rationalization of electricity tariff, • ensuring transparent policies regarding subsidies, • promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies, • constitution of Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Regulatory Commissions and establishment of Appellate Tribunal; and EMAIL • other related matters info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    7. 7. ELECTRICITY ACT, 2003 CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Important provisions with regard to Renewable Energy148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, • Section 3 (1) and 3(2) relates to National Electricity Policy and Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 Tariff Policy based on optimal utilization of resources such as coal, BANGALORE natural gas, nuclear substances or material, hydro and renewable Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, sources of energy. 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. • Section 4 relates to a national policy, permitting stand-alone Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 systems (including those based on renewable sources of energy) for COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, rural areas. # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 • Section 61 relates to tariff determination guided by the promotion of co-generation and generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy. • Section 86(1) promotes renewable energy by ensuring grid connectivity and sale of renewable electricity. The section creates a demand for renewable energy by requiring State Electricity EMAIL Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to specify percentages for info@altacit.com renewable energy purchased within the area of a distribution WEBSITE licensee. www.altacit.com
    8. 8. INDIAN COAL MINES (NATIONALIZATION) ACT, 1973 CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel resources in148-150, Luz Church Road, India. Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 • The Act provides for the acquisition and transfer of the BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, right, title and interest of the owners in respect of the Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, coal mines with a view to re-organize and reconstruct such coal mines so as to ensure the rational, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, coordinated and scientific development and utilization # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. of coal resources consistent with the growing Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 requirements of the country. • The amendment in the Coal Mines (nationalization) Act, 1973, allowed private sector participation in captive coal mining for power generation and a 2011 EMAIL review of the coal mining policy permitted the state info@altacit.com government companies or undertakings to do mining WEBSITE www.altacit.com of both cooking and non-cooking coal reserves.
    9. 9. NATIONAL BIOFUEL POLICY CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, Biofuels are liquid or gaseous fuels produced from148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. renewable biomass (wastes and residues from agriculture, forestry and related industries) resources Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, and used in place of, or in addition to, diesel, petrol or 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 other fossil fuels COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, •The National Policy on Biofuel was prepared by the # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. •Approved by the Union Cabinet on 11th September, 2008. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    10. 10. NATIONAL BIOFUEL POLICY CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, Salient features •The scope of the Policy encompasses bio-148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 ethanol, bio-diesel and other biofuels like BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, biomethanol. 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 •Blending at least 20 percent biofuels in diesel COIMBATORE and petrol has been proposed. BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. •Bio-diesel production will be taken up from Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 non-edible oil seeds in waste / degraded / marginal lands. •Import and Export of Biofuels will be decided by the National Biofuel Coordination EMAIL Committee. info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    11. 11. THE PETROLEUM ACT, 1934 CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, Petroleum (crude oil) is any liquid hydrocarbon or mixture of hydrocarbons and Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, any inflammable mixture (liquid, viscous or solid) containing any liquid hydrocarbons. Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, THE PETROLEUM ACT, 1934 Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 • Came into force on March 30, 1937 OBJECTIVE: To consolidate and amend the law relating to the import, transport, storage, production, EMAIL info@altacit.com refining and blending of petroleum. WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    12. 12. ATOMIC ENERGY ACT, 1962 CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • The Act came into force from 15 September 1962.148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, • An Act to provide for the development, control and use of Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 atomic energy for the welfare of the people of India and for BANGALORE other peaceful purposes. Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, • The nuclear establishment in India is protected by the Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 Atomic Energy Act, 1962. COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, • Unjustified for a civilian nuclear sector devoted to # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. generating electricity. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 • Section 3 of the amended Atomic Energy Act, 1962 empowers the Central Government to produce, develop, use and dispose of atomic energy either by itself or through any authority or Corporation established by it or a Government company and carry out research into any related matters. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    13. 13. INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, Aim of the Integrated energy policy is to reliably meet148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. the demand for energy services of all sectors at competitive prices. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, •An expert committee was constituted on 12 August Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 2004 to prepare the integrated energy policy. COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, •Integrated Energy Policy has been approved by the # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 Government in December, 2008. •Highlights the issues of energy demand, its access, security, availability, affordability and pricing, research & development activities, efficiency and environments. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    14. 14. ENERGY CONSERVATION ACT 2001 CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, Passed by the Indian Parliament in September 2001.148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, OBJECTIVES: •Energy conservation. Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE •This Act requires large energy consumers to adhere to BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. energy consumption norms; new buildings to follow Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 the Energy Conservation Building Code and appliances to meet energy performance standards and to display energy consumption labels. •The Act created the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    15. 15. CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, THANK YOU 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com

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