Union Minister launches POSOCO-IMD Weather Portal for Power Sector & Web Portal ‘MERIT’ (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)

Posted on:24 Jun 2017 09:23:31
Union Minister launches POSOCO-IMD Weather Portal for Power Sector & Web Portal ‘MERIT’ (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)
24 June 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Union Minister for Power, Coal New & Renewable Energy Shri Piyush Goyal and Mines launches Weather Portal for Power Sector in association with POSOCO and IMD at the meeting of the Forum of Regulators.

  • Day to day weather variations have an impact on load demand and energy production, transport and distribution management, as well as energy prices.

  • Another portal ‘MERIT’ (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency) launched during the same meeting.

  • The additional peaking support of 3000-5000 Mega Watts with an equivalent amount of backing down in off-peak hours from the existing Hydro Power stations.


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