"Import of power and renewable energy equipment particularly solar is a key issue which is listed on the agenda for discussion in the energy ministers meet on Friday," a source said.
Last week, Power Minister Singh in an interview to PTI had raised concerns about security threat from Chinese equipment.
Singh said that India will check all power equipment bought from China for malware and Trojan horses that can be potentially used to trigger electricity grid failures to cripple economic activity in the country.
India has put in place stringent quality control measures and planned higher tariffs on goods from China to boost domestic manufacturing, the minister said.
"We have reports that malware and Trojan horse can be installed which can be activated remotely to bring down the power sector
and the economy," he said.
"So we have decided, because it is a sensitive sector, whatever equipment are made in India, we will purchase them. And those that are not made in India, we will import but check thoroughly to rule out the presence of any malware or Trojan horse," Singh had said.
India's power sector
had faced cyberattacks, a majority of which reportedly originated from China, Singapore, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.
Singh had also said that a committee was set up under the Central Electricity Authority to examine the cyber threat and the panel had said "it is a real live threat."
During Friday meeting, the new version of UDAY scheme
for revival of discoms would also be discussed.
The scheme envisaged financial turnaround, operational improvement, reduction of cost of generation of power, development of renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation.
The other issue to come up for discussion on Fridayis Electricity Amendment Bill, 2020 which was circulated for feedback in April this year.
It drew flak from some corners with claims that it would infringe upon the rights of states, encourage privatisation and would not be in interest of consumers. However dismissing these claims, Singh had said last week that these are canards and reforms in the power sector is the last challenge left.
The meeting would also discuss about the Renwable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for clean energy. The performance of Rs 90,000 crore liquidity infusion package would also be taken up in the meeting.