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Regulatory framework, tech upgradation must synchronise: TSERC

Regulatory framework, tech upgradation must synchronise: TSERC


Electricity regulatory frameworks of the country must support the technological upgradations in the power and energy sector, Telangana State Electricity Commission (TSERC) Chairman Ismail Ali Khan said here today.

Addressing a conference on Clean Power and Energy 2016 organised by CII Telangana, in partnership with British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad, here today, Khan said capacity additions in terms of solar and wind are progressing well in the country.

“As share of renewable energy grows in grid handling capacity you have to move innovatively to stabilise the grid. As share increases in grid, energy storage is one of the option. We are in the process of developing technical support requirements,” he said.

He stressed that along with technical innovations, as well as the investments to support the grid stability and security, regulatory framework also has to change and be ready with a regulatory system.

?Technically, we have to adopt innovative technologies from across the world and also improve regulatory system and the Government is moving towards this direction,? Khan added.

He said the renewable energy plants are deceptive due to climatic conditions and hence it is a challenge to ensure instantaneous support to the grid.
?In this regard, technologies to enhance new storage capacities are very important which the UK partners have immense expertise,” Khan said.

Andrew McAlister, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad, mentioned that the UK has already committed to deliver 5.8 billion Pounds as climate finance between 2016-2021 supporting developing countries to deliver climate resilience and transition to a low-carbon economy.
McAlister also talked about the strengths in UKs renewable energy initiatives that would help Indias objectives in meeting energy requirements of the future, through a strategic partnership.

“UK is going to phase out coal powered energy by 2025, and targeting 30 per cent electricity needs through renewable energy by 2030 from the current 13 per cent,” he said.

Frank Gordon, Senior Policy Analyst, Renewable Energy Association (REA), spoke about significant developments in energy storage, which is critical to meet the energy requirements of the world. He opined that the costs of power are coming down drastically and at the same time the technological capabilities have improved to a large extent. He also briefed about the UK?s initiative on Enhanced Frequency Response, which happens to be one of its kind.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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