Stricter penalties in Electricity (Amendment) Act: Goyal

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The Power Ministry is working on incorporating stricter penalties in the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Act and hopes to introduce it in the ongoing winter session of Parliament. “We are looking at amendments to the Electricity Act of 2003, which we hope to present to Parliament during this . “We are strengthening the penalty provisions, making it more stringent, more enforceable, increasing the penalty many-fold,” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here today. He said that the current renewable purchase obligation (RPO) is also being re-looked.
RPO (renewable purchase obligation) means the requirement specified by the electricity regulatory commission for the obligated entity to purchase electricity from renewable energy sources.

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