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Corruption in wind energy sector: Govt

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said it was aware of some unfair trade practices in the wind energy sector, but stopped short of specifying what these practices were.

Speaking at a seminar organised by TERI here, newly appointed secretary in the Ministry of Non-Conventional Sources V Subramanian said there were some unfair practices that were going on, but refused to divulge details.

He declined to comment when asked whether the practices he was referring to related to equipment manufacturers squatting on land with high wind energy generating potential with an eye on selling it to power producers for a premium.

Earlier addressing the seminar, Power Secretary R V Shahi said providing electricity in remote areas of the country would not fructify unless distribution of power is decentralised, the framework of which is provided in the Electricity Policy and the Tariff Policy.

Regulators have also been asked to ensure that certain proportion of power generation comes from non-conventional sources, Shahi said, but added that it is entirely the discretion of regulators to decide how much that proportion would be.

He said non-conventional sources of energy should not be put in competition with conventional soures.

Speaking at a seminar organised by TERI here, newly appointed secretary in the Ministry of Non-Conventional Sources V Subramanian said there were some unfair practices that were going on, but refused to divulge details.

He declined to comment when asked whether the practices he was referring to related to equipment manufacturers squatting on land with high wind energy generating potential with an eye on selling it to power producers for a premium.

Earlier addressing the seminar, Power Secretary R V Shahi said providing electricity in remote areas of the country would not fructify unless distribution of power is decentralised, the framework of which is provided in the Electricity Policy and the Tariff Policy.

Regulators have also been asked to ensure that certain proportion of power generation comes from non-conventional sources, Shahi said, but added that it is entirely the discretion of regulators to decide how much that proportion would be.

He said non-conventional sources of energy should not be put in competition with conventional soures.
 

Source: http://economictimes.indiat...

FEB 21 2006
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