The policy emphasizes in which adequate and timely investment along within efficient and coordinated operation is essential for developing a robust and integrated power system in the country. There is a requirement to augment transmission capacity in view of the massive increase planned in generation and also for facilitating development of power markets. NEP visualises in which the transmission capacity should be planned and built according to international standards and practices and should cater to both the redundancy margins and levels.
Under the directives of NEP, a national transmission tariff framework will be implemented through CERC for facilitating cost-effective transmission of power across the regions. The tariff mechanism should incorporate direction distance, and the quantum of flow of electricity, and manage consistency in the transmission pricing framework in inter-state and intra-state systems. In addition, the Regulatory Commissions are mandated through NEP to facilitate non- discriminatory open access and determine transmission charges within the given time frame for availing such access. Essential modernization of the load dispatch facilities would be undertaken in a time bound manner to achieve this aim.