#PolicyBulletin: Govt invokes Section 11 of the Electricity Act. Find out all about it

  • In a move to tackle the looming power crisis in the country, the Centre stepped in and invoked Section 11 of the Electricity Act mandating all imported coal-based projects to generate power at full capacity.

  • Section 11 of the Electricity Act provides that the government, in extraordinary circumstances, may ask a generating company to operate and maintain any station in accordance with its directions.

  • The order was issued late on Thursday night, which will bring into loop at least 7 GW power plants of Essar Power, Coastal Energen in states such as Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

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