Captive Power Generation

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780198082279
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199082063 | DOI:
Captive Power Generation

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This chapter provides a historical perspective and treatment to captive power generation in the law and policies. It then goes on to describe the vision behind the provisions on captive power generation under the Electricity Act, 2003. Significant flexibility brought in by the rules notified on captive generation and group captives has been presented. The chapter presents the current status of captive power generation in India. Major issues in the context of key provisions of the Act and the policy of encouragement of captive power plants (CPPs) have been examined. The chapter also presents illustrative cases of captive power generation by national-level organizations like National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Indian Railways, and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). These illustrative cases highlight how captive power plants have been utilized for cost efficiency and increased availability in grid power.

Keywords: India; electricity sector; captive power generation; Electricity Act; captive power plants; grid power

Chapter.  3914 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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