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Mega Power Policy 2009?under which developers would now be required to tie up at least 65 per cent of the power generated from their projects through competitive bidding and supply the remaining 35 per cent to the host state under regulated tariffsmilitates against the free electricity market envisaged in Centres own National Electricity Policy Till now85 per cent power was to be tied up in long term PPAs through competitive bidding and 15 per cent could be left untied and sold in the short term market Nowwith the 65 per cent requiring to be tied up in long term PPAs through competitive bidding and the remaining 35 per cent to be supplied to the home statethere is no untied power that the developer would be able to supply to the short-term power market Even though this dispensation has been termed a one time exercise limited to 15 projectsthere are some inherent contradictions While the Centres Tariff Policy of 2011 had made it mandatory for distribution companies to procure power through competitive biddingthrough the new amendmentsit has now been practically relaxed for a State wanting to buy power from a power plant located within its boundaries The question then is why disallow other States from buying electricity at regulated tariffsespecially when the standard bidding documents (SBDs) for buying power through competitive bidding under the long term PPA route have some question marks about its efficacy Fundamentallya power plant considered at par with any other factory producing goods With the new amendmentsit has been effectively decided that the state in which the power station is located can buy 35 per cent produceindependent of market rate The principle could be extended to a factory producing other goodsbe it a soft drink or basmati rice What about the fundamental right to free trade or the concept of India as a single market On the power exchange (PXs) during the last three yearsthe competition has been intensethe prices most competitive and its daily volume has tripled Unlike commodity or stock exchangeson the power exchangesthere is no speculative trading and settlement is on compulsory delivery Yet for the purpose of mega power policyit appears that sale through the PXs will not qualify as sale through competitive bidding The presumption that generators of mega power plants want to remain merchant to make more undue profits is outdated It is the Discoms that are not coming forward for signing long term PPAs based on competitive bidding The old SBDs clearly did not work on account of the heavy fuel risks and a concession period spanning 25-yearsleading to disputes and reopening of PPAs The new ones (for Case-I bidding) are still not ready And there is still no clarity on whether they will work Anil is a senior editor based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 19 2017 3:01 pm Justin Thomas started the season at No 34 in the world with one PGA Tour victory (Source: USA Today Sports) Top News Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way Thomas ended the day three strokes clear of Marc Leishman Patrick Reed and three other players in the opening round of the PGA Tour’s first regular event in Korea which is being played at the Nine Bridges course on the resort island of Jeju Former world number one Jason Day is five strokes adrift after carding a four-under 68 while Paul Casey and Adam Scott carded matching even-par 72s in the third event on the 2017-18 schedule Kim Whee was the pick of the home players with a 68 with veteran KJ Choi a shot further back Bae Sang-moon continued his comeback from two years away from the game to fulfil his military service obligations with a one-under 71 Shrugging off a dropped shot at 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