Ultra Mega Power Projects: Additional ReStructural Capacity to Existing Indian Grid System
Vikas Pandey1, Prabhakar Tiwari2, N.K.Sharma3, A.N.Tiwari4, M.K.Singh4

1Vikas Pandey, Department of Electrical, Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), India.
2Dr. Prabhakar Tiwari, Department of Electrical , GCET, Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), India.
3Dr. N.K. Shrama, M.K. Singh, Department of Electrical, KIET, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), India.
4Dr. A.N Tiwari, Department of Electrical, MMMEC, Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), India.

Manuscript received on 21 March 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 March 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2013 | PP: 76-82 | Volume-2 Issue-1, March 2013 | Retrieval Number: A0506032113/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The demand for power in India is ever increasing, as industrial sector is one of the largest consumers of electrical energy in India. More and more efforts are made by the Government every year to overcome this problem. Ultra Mega Power projects (UMPP) are a series of ambitious power projects planned by the Government of India. With India being a country of chronic power deficit, the Government of India has planned to provide ‘power for all’ by the end of the eleventh plan. This would entail a creation of an additional capacity of at least 100,000 MW. The Ultra Mega Power projects, each with a capacity of 4000 megawatts or above, are being developed with an aim to bridge this gap. The UMPPs are seen as an expansion of the MPP (Mega Power Projects) projects that the Government of India undertook in the nineties but met with limited success. The Ministry of Power in association with Central Electricity Authority and Power Finance Corporation Ltd. has launched an initiative for development of coal-based UMPP’s in India. These projects will be awarded to developers on the basis of competitive bidding.
Keywords: Competitive Market, Open Access, Reregulation, Ultra Mega Power Plants.

Scope of the Article: Low-power design