Rajasthan has deployed ABB technologies, the power and automationtechnology group, for 40 per cent of clean solar powergenerated in the state, an official of the technology service provider company said.
In what seems a throwback to history, only six states and one Union Territory among the 31 that had signed up since November 2015 for the power discoms’ revival scheme Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) have reported meeting the respective FY17 targets to reduce aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses.
The electric utility, traditionally, is one of the most conservative and defensive sectors, with mostly government-controlled entities. After the opening of the sector, there is substantially private sector investment in both regulated and unregulated services.
Attracted by proposed power sector reforms and India’s potential, Italy’s Enel Group is exploring the possibility of entering India’s electricity distribution business, two people familiar with the development said.
In what is believed to be a milestone, more than 28 crore LED bulbs have been distributed under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) Scheme till 19th December 2017.
UDAY: Going To Get Tough For Discoms, Centre May Not Allow Losses Over 15 Pct To Be Passed On To Consumers
To ensure stricter UDAY-target compliance by discoms, the government will mandate via a new law that their losses due to pilferage/theft exceeding 15 percent can’t be considered for tariff determination.
There is a need for an introspection and course correction before taking up further amendments in the Electricity Act 2003.
Power discomDakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has introduced a scheme to allow consumers with whom it has legal run-ins over issues such as power theft to settle matters out of court.
Rajasthan, which has retrofitted 8 lakh smart LED street lights under the Ujala scheme, has saved energy worth Rs 144 crore, said Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) managing director Saurabh Kumar here on Monday.
Gradual uptick in the GDP and increased economic activities, backed by various government schemes such as Saubhagya and Udaya, are bound to increase the base demand of power in coming quarters, Ashwani Kumar, CEO, IL&FS Energy Development Company, tells Vikas Srivastava in an interview.