Role of the Ministry of Power
The Ministry of Power is playing a crucial role for the
development of the UMPPs by coordinating between various
concerned Ministries/Agencies of the Central Government,
and with various State Governments/Agencies.
Some of the key areas requiring the Ministry of Power’s
intervention include –
with Central Ministries/Agencies for ensuring:
o Coal block allotment/coal linkage
o Environment/forest clearances
o Water linkage
Required support from State Governments and their agencies.
Working out allocation of power to different States from
UMPPs in consultation with the States.
Facilitating PPA and proper payment security mechanism with
State Governments/State Utilities.
Monitoring the progress of Shell companies with respect
to predetermined timelines.
Role of States
States hosting the UMPPs and the other power procuring States
are playing a pro-active role. In particular, some of the
activities in which the concerned States play a decisive
role include implementation of the Rehabilitation &
Resettlement Plan, provide authorization to the PFC/SPV
to carry out the bidding process on behalf of the distribution
utilities, participate through its representatives in various
committees set up for undertaking the competitive bidding
process, facilitate signing of the Power Purchase Agreement,
ensure proper payment security mechanism with the distribution
utilities, and so on.