Initiatives by Ministry of Power and Ministry of Renewable Energy

Union Ministry of Power has launched many initiatives to ensure power to all and all time. Here are some of those initiatives:  

  • SAUBHAGYA: Launched for universal electrification
  • SAUBHAGYA – App for tracking household electrification. 
  • Vidyut Pravah – The Mobile/Web App provides real time information of current demand met, shortages if any, surplus power available and the prices in Power Exchange. 
  • UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED`S for All) – App provides real time updates on the LED distribution happening across the country. 
  • Urja Mitra – monitoring of power availability and sending power cut information through SMS 
  • MERIT–information pertaining to marginal variable cost and source wise purchase of electricity. 
  • UDAY– Allows people to compare DISCOMs on the basis of 26 major performance parameters. 
  • URJA (Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan) – It is an informative App for Urban Distribution Sector. It captures Consumer centric parameters from the IT systems created under IPDS. 
  • TARANG (Transmission App for real time monitoring & Growth) – It is an IT Web/mobile based platform to provide status of both inter and intra state Transmission Projects in the country. This platform also shows the prospective inter state as well as intra state Transmission Projects. 
  • DEEP e-bidding (Discovery of Efficient Electricity Price) – The portal will provide a common e-bidding platform with e-reverse auction facility to facilitate nation-wide power procurement through a wider network so as to bring uniformity and transparency in the process of power procurement. 
  • Ash Track– linking fly ash users and power plants for better ash utilisation.
  • KUSUM (KisanUrja Suraksha evamUtthaanMahabhiyan)Scheme:
    1. 27.5 lakh solar pumps (17.50 lakh standalone + 10 Lakh Grid-connected)
    2. 10 GW of Solar Power Plants of intermediate capacity of 0.5–2 MW
    3. 50,000 Grid-connected tube-wells/lift irrigation and drinking water project
  • SRISTI (Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India) – new scheme for solar rooftop being formulated.

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