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Panel suggests 15-point action plan to link renewable energy to electricity grid

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Renewable energyA technical committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable has suggested a 15-point Action Plan for facilitating large-scale integration of renewables in the country, in a secure and reliable manner.

The Committee constituted by the Ministry of Power has recommended measures such as bringing flexibility in conventional power generation, frequency control, generation reserves and other such measures to integrate renewable energy into the national electricity grid.

While some of the actions have been completed with active support of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, State Energy Regulatory Commission (SERC), National Institute Wind Energy and other stake holders, there are a few which are still pending include Regulatory Framework for Forecasting, Scheduling and Imbalance Settlement for Renewable Energy (RE) generators at 23 States.

Only six States so far have issued the regulations.

"The initiative undertaken by the committee would not only lead to smooth and secure grid operation with large scale integration of renewable but is also environment friendly and would help in fulfilling our commitment to green and clean environment. It would reduce the carbon foot print and help in meeting our commitment towards reduction in carbon emission," said Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy.

"Our team will now take up 'one nation, one grid, one price' on a mission mode," he said.

India has a target of setting up 175,000 MW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2022.

To ensure that 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 of India, several private bodies and representatives from renewable energy rich States, Goyal said.

CEA as Planners would specify Technical Standards and Protection Requirements for Renewables. Focus has also been given on Capacity Building of State Load Despatch Centres (SLDCs) particularly in RE Rich States.

Report also talks about the Newer Technologies say Micro-Grids, Demand Response, Prosumers (consumers and producers), Electricity Storage, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles etc.

Source- The Hindu


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