Regulatory & Policy Framework in the Power Sector

3 day Residential course jointly conducted by IPPAI and Idam Infrastructure Advisory
13th to 15th June 2024

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About IRPRI

The IPPAI Regulatory and Policy Research Institute has been established to share knowledge andexperience about the workings of the Indian energy and infrastructure sector among policymakers,regulators, and other stakeholders in the power sector as it undergoes constant evolution.

The Indian Power Sector is critical for the economic growth, self-reliance, sustainability and security ofthe country. Post the reforms ushered through the Electricity Act, 2003, the sector has been rapidlyevolving and this has accelerated the development of a plethora of regulations and policy directives inorder to give a direction to this complex sector, especially with regard to capacity addition acrossGeneration, Transmission and Distribution, promotion of Renewable Energy and the development of aPower Market.

In this regard, the concepts of Regulation and Trading of Power in the Indian Power Sector are quiteunique and thus require a more detailed and in depth analysis, along with a dedicated effort totrain/skill the present stakeholders and future leaders, for the benefit of the sector and the country as awhole.

In the case of Regulation, some of the key goals of the regulatory process in India include directingsector players to achieve a mandated level of performance on various parameters such as quality,continuity and reliability of service, or providing a fair deal to consumers and addressing abuse ofmarket forces. This involves a high level of complexity in decision making and IPPAI believes that aspecialized and trained Regulatory Cadre for the Indian Power Sector is the need of the hour in addi-tion to training the existing stakeholders.

In the case of Power Market development and Power Trading in particular, India has been far ahead ofthe rest of the world and has a fully functioning market. However, this market is a unique one, which isbased on a combination of both the principals of a competitive market and a regulated market. There-fore, operating in such a specialized and unique environment requires skilled individuals from both thePublic and Private Sector who are informed on the latest policies, rules, regulations and opportunitiesof the market.

Keeping this in mind, IRPRI has been set up as a separate division within the overall framework of IPPAIbut with a much wider, and far-reaching role to catalyze development of the power markets with afocus on capacity building in regulatory, policy and power trading areas.
This is proposed to be done through knowledge enhancement by collaborating with academicians,industry, experts and economists at the national and international level and through knowledgedissemination to the power and energy sector by managing various training programs, workshops andseminars.

The focus would be on interactive learning using case studies, faculty and participant experiencerather than a purely theoretical approach. We believe that this would help the participants gain wellinformed and practical insights into regulatory, policy and power trading concepts of the power sectorin India.

IRPRI Curriculum

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101 - The Legal & Institutional Framework

Legislation:
o Electricity & Constitution
o The Electricity Act 2003 Related Legislation, Notifications, Orders o Rules & Proposed Amendments
Institutional Structure – Roles & Responsibility, Jurisdictions & Independence
o Ministry of Power; Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
o Regulatory Commissions
o Central Electricity Authorityo RPCs, CTU, PGCIL
o NLDC, RLDCs,
o STUs, SLDCs.
o Central Generating Stationso State Electricity Boards
o Unbundled State Utilities
o IPPs, MPPs, CPPs,
o Consumers
o Power Exchanges
Policy & Regulatory
Framework
o Rules and Regulations.
o National Electricity Policy, National Tariff Policy.
o Activities carried out by Electricity Regulatory Commissions
o Role of Commission in Dispute resolution and determine the related Regulations.
o Role of Subsidies and Cross Subsidies
o Tariff setting principles used by Electricity Regulators in India
Classroom Simulation:
o Drafting a Regulation /Order/SpeakingOrders Determining tariff

102 - Functioning of Electricity Grid

Functioning of the Electrici-ty Grid, Transmission & Distribution System
o Principles & Protocols.
o Understanding Regional Frequency, Availability Based Tariff
o The Indian Electricity Grid Code & State Electricity Grid Codes
System Operations
o Security Constraint Economic Despatch(SCED) o Market Based Economic Despatch (MBED)o Security Constraint Unit Constraint (SCUC)o Ancillary Services
o Unscheduled Interchange & Deviation Settlement
Licensing
Transmission, Distribution. Power Trading – (InterState & Intra State)
Concepts in Transmis-sion Pricing
Network Pricing for Constituents LTA/LTOARegional Postage Stamp Method of Pricing;Point of Connection (PoC);

103 - Evolution of the Power Market

Transaction Modes:
o Bilateral
o Exchange
o Barter/Banking of Powero Group Captive
Types of Bidding
o Case 1 & 2 bidding
o SECI/ NVVNL Business Models
o Examining some CERC and SERC Orders
o Spots, Futures and Options
o Market Coupling
o REC, EScerts & Carbon Certificates
Simulated Case studies
o Tata Power UMPP
o Adani TPP
o (Newer Case Studies)

201- Renewable Energy: Tariff, Integration RPOs and Bidding

Scheduling & Forecasting of RE
o Scheduling of power in inter and intra 96 timeblocks
o Scheduling infirm RE power through interstate systems,
o Forecasting issueso Penalties
o RRF
Determination & Imple-mentation of RPOs.
o Impact on Discoms & RE Developers
RE Bidding, Tariff & Banking
o How are RE / Preferential / Feed-in tariffs determined?
o Cost plus or Competitive Bidding in RE?
o Wheeling and banking of RE
Green Tariff
o Concept, Policies and Regulations.x
Distributed Renewable Energy
o Introduction to Concept of DRE
o Types of DRE in India
o Various Policies and Regulatory Framework for DRE.
Utility Scale Renewable
Energy & Battery Storage
o Solar Parks & Ultra Mega Solar Parks(Importance and Challenges)
o Wind Farms & Offshore Wind o Battery Energy Storage Systems (Importance,Types of BESS, Land Requirements)

202- GNA and Open Access Mechanism

Open Access & Captive: -Regulations and Related Issues
o Open Access Regulations
o Green Open Access Regulations.
o Open Access Implementation Challenges & Implications
o Provisions of Captive Generation in EA 2003 &Challenges
o Pricing mechanism for Captive Plants. (Trans-mission, Distribution and Open Access charges)
General Network Access: -Regulations, Implementa-tion and Related Issues
o General Network Access (GNA): - Mechanism &Regulations
o GNA Implementation Challenges & Impact onStakeholders

203- Resource Adequacy

Resource Adequacy
Concepts and Regulations
o Resource Adequacy Regulations
o Role of Stakeholders in Resource Adequacy Planning.
o Capacity Markets o Coordination between Centre and StateEntities o Resource Adequacy Compliance andPenalties for Non- Compliance.
Dynamic Tariffs
Prepaid Metering, Smart Metering and its Implications

204- Issues in Consumer Interest

Promoting competition and Consumer choice:
o Separation of Carriage and Content
Issues of Consumer
Grievances:
o Role of CGRF and Ombudsmen
Course

IRPRI Curriculum

101 - The Legal & Institutional Framework
Legislation:
o Electricity & Constitution
o The Electricity Act 2003 Related Legislation, Notifications, Orders
o Rules & Proposed Amendments

Institutional Structure – Roles & Responsibility, Jurisdictions & Independence:
o Ministry of Power; Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
o Regulatory Commissions
o Central Electricity Authorityo RPCs, CTU, PGCIL
o NLDC, RLDCs,
o STUs, SLDCs.
o Central Generating Stationso State Electricity Boards
o Unbundled State Utilities
o IPPs, MPPs, CPPs,
o Consumers
o Power Exchanges

Policy & RegulatoryFramework:
o Rules and Regulations.o National Electricity Policy, National Tariff Policy.
o Activities carried out by Electricity Regulatory Commissions
o Role of Commission in Dispute resolution and determine the related Regulations.
o Role of Subsidies and Cross Subsidies
o Tariff setting principles used by Electricity Regulators in India

Classroom Simulation:
o Drafting a Regulation /Order/SpeakingOrders Determining tariff

102 - Functioning of Electricity Grid
Functioning of the Electrici-ty Grid, Transmission & Distribution System:
o Principles & Protocols.
o Understanding Regional Frequency, Availability Based Tariff
o The Indian Electricity Grid Code & State Electricity Grid Codes

System Operations:
o Security Constraint Economic Despatch(SCED)
o Market Based Economic Despatch (MBED)
o Security Constraint Unit Constraint (SCUC)
o Ancillary Serviceso Unscheduled Interchange & Deviation Settlement

Licensing:
o Transmission, Distribution. Power Trading – (InterState & Intra State)

Concepts in Transmis-sion Pricing:
o Network Pricing for Constituents LTA/LTOARegional Postage Stamp Method of Pricing;Point of Connection (PoC);
103 - Evolution of the Power Market
Transaction Modes:
o Bilateral
o Exchange
o Barter/Banking of Powero Group Captive

Types of Bidding:
o Case 1 & 2 bidding
o SECI/ NVVNL Business Models
o Examining some CERC and SERC Orders

o Spots, Futures and Options
o Market Coupling
o REC, EScerts & Carbon Certificates

Simulated Case Studies:
o Tata Power UMPP
o Adani TPP
o (Newer Case Studies)
201- Renewable Energy: Tariff, Integration RPOs and Bidding
Scheduling & Forecasting of RE:
o Scheduling of power in inter and intra 96 timeblocks
o Scheduling infirm RE power through interstate systems,
o Forecasting issues
o Penalties
o RRF

Determination & Imple-mentation of RPOs:
o Impact on Discoms & RE Developers

RE Bidding, Tariff & Banking:
o How are RE / Preferential / Feed-in tariffs determined?
o Cost plus or Competitive Bidding in RE?
o Wheeling and banking of RE

Green Tariff:
o Concept, Policies and Regulations

Distributed Renewable Energy:
o Introduction to Concept of DRE
o Types of DRE in India
o Various Policies and Regulatory Framework for DRE.

Utility Scale RenewableEnergy & Battery Storage:
o Solar Parks & Ultra Mega Solar Parks(Importance and Challenges)
o Wind Farms & Offshore Wind
o Battery Energy Storage Systems (Importance,Types of BESS, Land Requirements)
202- GNA and Open Access Mechanism
Open Access & Captive: -Regulations and Related Issues
o Open Access Regulationso Green Open Access Regulations.
o Open Access Implementation Challenges & Implications
o Provisions of Captive Generation in EA 2003 &Challengeso Pricing mechanism for Captive Plants. (Trans-mission, Distribution and Open Access charges)

General Network Access: -Regulations, Implementa-tion and Related Issues:
o General Network Access (GNA): - Mechanism &Regulations
o GNA Implementation Challenges & Impact onStakeholders
203- Resource Adequacy
Resource AdequacyConcepts and Regulations:
o Resource Adequacy Regulationso Role of Stakeholders in Resource Adequacy Planning.
o Capacity Markets
o Coordination between Centre and State Entities
o Resource Adequacy Compliance andPenalties for Non-Compliance.

Dynamic Tariffs:
o Prepaid Metering, Smart Metering and its Implications
204- Issues in Consumer Interes
Promoting competition and Consumer choice:
o Separation of Carriage and Content

Issues of ConsumerGrievances:
o Role of CGRF and Ombudsmen
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Past Faculty Members:

Dr. Pramod Deo,
Former Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
Mr. Rakesh Nath,
Former Member, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity
Mr. Ismail Ali Khan,
Chairman, Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission
Mr. VP Raja,
Former Chairman, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission
Mr. UN Panjiar,
Former Chairman, Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission
Mr. VK Agrawal,
Former Executive Director, POSOCO
Mr. Balawant Joshi,
Managing Director, Idam Infrastructure Advisory
Mr. Sanjay Sen,
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court
Mr. Suhas Tuljapurkar,
Director, Legasis Services
Mr. Dilip Joshi,
Former Superintending Engineer, Gujarat SLDC, GETCO
Dr. GC Datta Roy,
Advisor, DESL
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Course Fee

Rs.75,000/-

3 day Residential Course

Including accommodation and food

Taxes Extra

Meet our Advisory Board

Our philosophy is simple — hire a team of diverse, passionate people and foster a culture that empowers you to do your best work.
Dr. Pramod Deo
Former Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
Mr. VP Raja
Former Chairman, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission
Mr. R N Prasher
Former Chairman, Harayana Electricity Regulatory Commission
Dr. V K Garg
Former Chairman, Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission
Ms. Sudha Mahalingam
Former Regulator, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board
Mr. Chintan Shah
Group President, ReNew
Mr. Balawant Joshi
MD, Idam Infrastructure Advisory
Mr. Harry Dhaul
Director General, IPPAI

Advisory Board

Dr Pramod Deo
Former Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
Mr. VP Raja
Former Chairman, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission
Mr. R N Prashar
Former Chairman, Harayana Electricity Regulatory Commission
Dr. V K Garg
Former Chairman, Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission
Ms. Sudha Mahalingam
Former Regulator, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board
Mr. Chintan Shah
Group President, ReNew
Mr. Balawant Joshi
MD, Idam Infrastructure Advisory

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Hear from some of our amazing customers.
“..excellent and would help to a great extent to all the participants”. “I am delighted to know that IPPAI is all set to makeanother training programme”. “I look forward for more such programme in future for participant like us.”
Sr. Manager (E&M) Coal India Ltd
“Thank you very much for arranging a wonderful programme on power. I have been immensely benefited from the above programme.”
Chief Manager (F) Coal India Ltd.
“The Course gives a great overview as well as knowledge about the power sector and regulations. Even if a person is newto the power sector, he will definitely learn as I have about the Sector. Faculty Members Explanation with practical examples were great. I feel that the time frame should be increased and it should keep happening from time to time.”
Manager, JSWPTC

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