A workshop on Resource Adequacy- Need and way forward was organised by Central Electricity Authority and Ministry of Power.
The objective of the workshop was to introduce the concept of resource adequacy in the power sector to various stakeholders. The importance of 24X7 reliable and secured supply of power to consumers at affordable rate was stressed at the workshop. CEA has also brought out draft guidelines for carrying out resource adequacy plan for various distribution utilities. Issues including need of resource adequacy plans and proposed guidelines for carrying out the resource adequacy plans were deliberated. The plan would be beneficial to the state distribution utilities for optimal utilisation of generation capacity, harnessing the diversity associated with demand of electricity and sharing of generating assets among various states. The plan will also help states in optimal capacity planning and procurement of power thereby reducing the cost of supply to consumers. The pilot studies are being carried out for five states namely Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Tamilnadu and Punjab. The stakeholders have been requested to submit their comments on the draft guidelines latest by October 15, 2022.