The government has invited views from all the stakeholders, including power generation firms for finalising the roadmap of the electricity sector for the next five years.
Power sector planning body, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has prepared the draft for National Electricity Plan (Nep) and has invited suggestions, objections etc. from licensees, generating companies and the public for the same, a CEA notification said.
After receiving the comments, the Plan would be notified after getting central government approval.
The draft covers a review of the 11th Plan (2007-12), 12th Plan (2012-17) in detail and perspective Plan for the 13th Plan (2017-22).
The views of the stakeholders on the NEP have to be sent to CEA within two months i.e by May 31, 2012.
After which they would be appropriately considered while finalising the Plan, it said. Meanwhile, Power Ministry has said that it plans to add 76,000 MW of power during the current plan period (2012-17), but is yet to receive Planning Commission’s approval for the same.
Power Ministry had set a target of adding 78,577 MW during the 11th plan concluded on March 31, 2012. This target was scaled down to 62,000 MW by the Planning Commission in its mid-term appraisal due to fuel shortage and lack of forest and environmental clearances impacting the power projects.
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