The discussion, on ‘Bankers’ perspective on renewables’, moderator by former Chairman of State Bank of India, Arundhati Bhattacharyya, and part of RE Invest 2018.
The Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme started by the Ministry of Power in 2015 could be a model for the rest of the world, global bankers participating in a panel discussion on renewable energy felt.
Power Minister R K Singh Thursday asked state-owned energy producers like NTPC and DVC to secure more coal mines to augment electricity generation as thermal power will continue to be the base electricity provider in the country.
Power minister Nilesh Cabral, who was inducted into the state cabinet on Monday, said that power is what everybody is complaining about, and that “if not 24 hours a day supply, I will try for 23 hours a day on an immediate basis and over time,
The government is considering selling its 65.61 per cent stake in state-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), which could fetch the exchequer about Rs 13,000 crore.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the sluggish pace of work by three Central PSUs on augmentation of power transmission and distribution infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Power R K Singh
In a rare move, the government has issued a direction to power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to allow changes in any central or state government duties to be passed in electricity tariffs to consumers post bidding.
State power minister Gurpeet Singh Kangar will be in city on Thursday to hold a meeting with city businessmen and listen to their problems they are facing from Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).