Emerging Technology & Innovation Division

Emerging Technology & Innovation Division - Brief Description

Chief Engineer : Shri Surata Ram

Activity of Emerging Technology & Innovation Division
  1. Research & Development in Power Sector:

    1. Promote research and periodical review of the research proposals/projects being implemented through CPRI viz. NPP, RSoP & IHRD under the aegis of MoP and Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY) of Ministry of Human Resource Development and Impacting Research Innovation & Technology (IMPRINT) of Ministry of Education.
    2. Matters related to Standing Committee on Research & Development (SCRO).
    3. Updation of thrust areas for R&D in the power sector and identification of high interaction with premier institutes, research organizations, and power sector to carry out R&D on the latest technological developments in the power sector.
    4. Examination of R&D proposals received from individuals/organizations.
    5. Coordination with other wings of CEA on the matter of Research & Development in the power sector.
    6. Encourage stakeholders in the power sector to adopt the latest technology in generation, transmission, and distribution.
  2. Standardization Cell Activities:
    1. Standardization activities related to formulation/ updation / revision of Standards in the field of Power Sector.
    2. Formulation of Quality Control Orders (QCOs) in respect of equipment pertaining to power sector.
  3. Make in India and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan initiatives:

    1. Formulation of Make in India Order of Ministry of Power.
    2. Recommendation to MoP in respect of Registration of applications received from the companies sharing land border with India in compliance with Department of Expenditure (DoE) Orders.
    3. Addressing the grievances received from various companies against the tenders floated by Central and State sector power Utilities.
    4. Cases received from power sector utilities seeking exemption from Minimum Local Content (MLC) criteria in line with DPIIT Orders and subsequent amendments.
    5. Cases seeking exemption for floating Global Tender Enquiry.
    6. Formulation of schemes for Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) for the creation of Manufacturing Hub/Zone for Power and RE Sector.
    7. PLI Scheme: Formulation of draft Concept note, scheme, ErC Memo, guidelines on Production Linked Scheme (PLI) of MoP for identified transmission & Distribution (T&D) items.
  4. Activities related to MoU between CEA and IIT Delhi.
  5. Activities related to scrutiny of tenders, valued Rs 500 crores and above floated by PSUs/Subordinate Offices under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power compliance with Make in India Orders from time to time.
  6. Activities related to Green Hydrogen Cell constituted under Chief Engineer (R&D).
  7. Activities related Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) guidelines and related works.

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