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Indian Commercial and Regulatory Aspects of Power Import from Nepal with DFID
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·   Delivering the Keynote Address at the Workshop on “Indian Commercial and Regulatory Aspects of Power Import from Nepal” organized by CII in partnership with DFID, Mr UN Panjiar, Chairman Bihar State Electricity Regulatory Board, emphasized on the need for India- Nepal Hydro Power Cooperation to meet the Regional Energy Demand. 

Elaborating further, he mentioned that one of the key barriers in development & promoting investment is the lack of a clearly articulated vision document agreed to, with the neighboring countries besides creation of a necessary policy and regulatory framework to facilitate market based Energy Exchanges.

Secondly, building transmission infrastructure would be critical to accelerate process of developing a regional power market, he stressed. One of the anticipated advantage of creating such transmission interconnection would be to initially help Nepal bridge its shortages and also create goodwill and investor-friendly environment for setting up of export based hydro power projects in Nepal for the benefits of Indian economy.

Therefore it requires establishment of permanent Regulatory body and a fast track tariff regime in Nepal to deal with the issues of power export. Other immediate steps required are, building a network of transmission line between India and Nepal, synchronization of grid code, a guide line for UI settlement and creation of an open access system.

·        Mr Udaya Raj Sapkota, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal said that the government of Nepal is committed  for India and Nepal energy cooperation and is working for the creation of a Regulatory body. Steps are being taken to attract more foreign investment in the power projects in Nepal. Nepal is all trying to ease the process of project award for foreigners and making PDA signing process more conducive and efficient.

Nepal is blessed with more than 80,000 MW of Hydro potential out of which about 43,000 MW is techno-economically viable. The current installed capacity of about 700 MW is also predominantly Hydro. India on the other hand has more than 2.25 Lakhs MW installed capacity with about 39000 MW contributed by Hydro. In view of huge power deficit in India and techno-economically viable hydro potential in Nepal, provide for enormous opportunity of cooperation among the two nations. Hydro power development world over is recognized not only as renewable and low cost reliable source of energy supply but also acknowledged for sustainable development in the region where it is developed. Hence, hydro power development in Nepal, besides bringing economic benefits for the country will also provide the much needed sustainable development of the local people where projects will be developed. India on the other hand will gain from supply of reliable and cost effective power supporting the country’s economic growth.

The government of India should come out with positive custom duty regime for import of power, exempting custom duty for the long term power import. CERC should come up with a definite and clear cut policies regarding import of power to India. In Nepal there is multi project scenario. This creates issue of UI settlement between multi projects. There should be waiver for import duty. Government of India should ensure that all Purchases of Hydropower from Projects from neighboring countries shall count as part of HPO of Discoms in India.

 
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CII organized a workshop on Indian Commercial and Regulatory Aspects of Power Import from Nepal with DFID on 8th August, 2013 at New Delhi.

To identify key regulatory and commercial issues concerning power import from Nepal to India, CII has contacted various stake holders both Government and non governments (Industries) like:

1. Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
2. Ministry of Power, Government of India
3. Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), Government of India
4. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
5. NTPC Limited
6. SJVN Limited
7. NVVN Limited
8. PTC India Limited
9. Jindal Power Limited
10. India Energy Exchange Limited
11. Lanco Group
12. GMR
13. Shree Power Trading Company (Shree Cement Group)
14. Essar Power Ltd

Knowledge Resources
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Mr Rajesh Menon, Deputy Director General, CII at the Inaugural Session of the Workshop on Indian Commercial and Regulatory Aspects of Power Import from Nepal
Mr Greg Briffa, Team Leader, Climate & Development, DFID, Government of UK at the Inaugural Session of the Workshop on Indian Commercial and Regulatory Aspects of Power Import from Nepal
Hydropower Development in Napal by Mr Uday Raj Sapakota, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal
Mr Umesh Narayan Panjiar, Chairman, Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission, Govt of Bihar at the Inaugural Session of the Workshop on Indian Commercial and Regulatory Aspects of Power Import from Nepal
Mr Jayant Kawale, MD-Hydro Business, Jindal Power Ltd at the Inaugural Session of the Workshop on Indian Commercial and Regulatory Aspects of Power Import from Nepal
Mr T N Thakur, Former CMD, PTC India on “Solution to Regulatory Issues of Power Import from Nepal”
Facilitating Indo-Nepal Power Exchange by Mr Rajesh Mediratta, Director-Business & Development, IEX India Ltd
Solutions to Regulatory Issues of Power Import from Nepal by Mr R K Agarwal, Executive Director, SJVN India Ltd
Cross Border Trading & Nepal Power Sector Reforms by Mr Sunil Agrawal, Head-Power Trading, GMR Energy Trading Ltd
Er Gyanendra Lal Pradhan, Chairman, Energy Committee, FNCCI, Nepal on Solution to Regulatory Issues of Power Import from Nepal
Indo-Nepal Cross Border Trade by Mr P Varshney, Sr. VP, PTC India
Mr T N Thakur, Former CMD, PTC India on “Solution to Regulatory Issues of Power Import from Nepal”
Mr Rakesh Kumar, Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India on “Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal”
Mr Rakesh Kumar, Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India on “Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal”
Mr Pranay Kumar, Director (V&S, R&R, IC), Ministry of Power on “Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal”
Infrastructure Challenges for Import of Power from Nepal to India by Mr R C Pandey, Deputy MD, Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal
Mr V L Dua, Project Manager, India-Nepal Transmission Line, IL&FS Ltd on “Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal”
Mr Ramchandran, Power Grid India Ltd on “Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal”
Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal by Mr Vipin Arora, VP, Nepal Projects, LNJ Bhilwara Group
A Presentation by Mr Deepak Rauniar, CEO, Hydroelectricity Investment & Development Company Ltd, Nepal
Mr Ankur Vashishtha, GM, Lanco Hydro Power Ltd on “Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal”
An open house discussion on “Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal”
Mr Rakesh Kumar, Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India on “Solutions to Infrastructure Challenges for Power Import from Nepal”
 
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