Last Opportunity For States to Join UDAY, Goyal expects all states to give an in-principle decision to come on board by Nov’16 to be able to complete formalities of joining UDAY by March 2017

Union Minister Piyush Goyal announces the next two State Power Ministers’ Conferences to be held in Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and subsequently in Rajgir (Bihar).

Last Opportunity For States to Join UDAY, Goyal expects all states to give an in-principle decision to come on board by Nov’16 to be able to complete formalities of joining UDAY by March 2017

Consensus on major issues emerged between the Centre and States As The Two Day Power Ministers Conference Comes To An End in Vadodara.

17th State to Join UDAY scheme, Maharashtra to Get Rs 9,725 cr benefits

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under UDAY was signed on October 7th between the power ministry (Government of India), the State of Maharashtra and the DISCOM of Maharashtra (MSEDCL).

17th State to Join UDAY scheme, Maharashtra to Get Rs 9,725 cr benefits

Maharashtra has become the 17th State to join the UDAY – “Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana”, the Centre’s financial and operational turnaround scheme for state power distribution companies (DISCOMs). The move will see the state reap benefits of Rs 9,725 crores by way of cheaper funds, reduction in AT&C losses and enable it to eliminate the gap between cost of supply of power and realisation.

Clearing Myths On Rural Electrification JS, MoP, Dr A K Verma says, Awareness amongst the people of this country will drive states to deliver

States Are Crticising Because Centre’s Transparent Platform — GARV puts pressure on them to deliver timely and quality power to consumers, adds Dr Verma.

Clearing Myths On Rural Electrification JS, MoP, Dr A K Verma says, Awareness amongst the people of this country will drive states to deliver

Imagine if the GARV app was not there. In its absence and had we not put the information in the public domain, this criticism would not have probably even surfaced. So firstly it requires courage to go to the people. Transparency is the key to effective administration. All of us whether the Centre or states, are answerable and accountable to the people of this country, said Dr A K Verma

NTPC to invest Rs 2000 cr proceeds of Masala Bonds for its 10,000 mw solar power plans

The company celebrated its recent Green Masala Bonds listing by opening trading at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Friday.

NTPC to invest Rs 2000 cr proceeds of Masala Bonds for its 10,000 mw solar power plans

Betting big on the renewable energy, India’s largest thermal power generation company, NTPC Ltd will invest Rs 2000 crore raised as Green Masala Bonds for generating 10,000 mw of solar power by 2022. This is to support India’s mega renewable energy plans to add 1,75,000 mw by 2022.

“Work Cross Functional, think beyond the usual and imbibe best practices, novel innovations and ideas so as to perform to the best of your potential.”: Piyush Goyal

You and I may come from different places, with different backgrounds and different beliefs but what matters is how we use our diversities to create something that will work towards the greater good. That is what working cross functionally looks like.

“Work Cross Functional, think beyond the usual and imbibe best practices, novel innovations and ideas so as to perform to the best of your potential.”: Piyush Goyal

You and I may come from different places, with different backgrounds and different beliefs but what matters is how we use our diversities to create something that will work towards the greater good. That is what working cross functionally looks like

TARANG – the latest real time monitoring mobile application for transmission projects in India

Power ministry is seen leading the digital initiatives of the NDA government through a variety of mobile applications and e-platforms

TARANG – the latest real time monitoring mobile application for transmission projects in India

The latest digital offerings from the power ministry includes the TARANG’ mobile application along with two e-platforms: ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’ e-bidding web portals. While the Vidyut Pravah mobile application is an excellent attempt to track availability and cost of power across India, TARANG is the latest mobile application that has caught the industry’s eye.
“TARANG” tracks the real time progress of transmission projects and associated works being carried out in transmission systems across the country.

Research, innovation and transparency to make power affordable for every citizen of India : Piyush Goyal

Highlighting the importance of international collaborations in research and development, technology transfers, the Minister said that the Government is in the process of talks with leading nations in the field of clean energy and take the cooperation forward.

Research, innovation and transparency to make power affordable for every citizen of India : Piyush Goyal

India’s plans to add 40% of its total installed capacity as renewable energy will go a long way in meeting the country’s growing energy needs over the next decade. Speaking at a media event on Wednesday, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal , New & Renewable Energy & Mines, Piyush Goyal while touching upon the increasing share of renewable energy in India’s energy mix said the Government’s target to achieve 40% of installed capacity through renewables will reduce the carbon intensity of the GDP by 30-35% by 2030.

Report of first field audit is out. UP DISCOMs holding back power connections in 20 of the 25 villages of Hathras District

20 out of 25 electrified villages in Hathras District of UP being deprived of Electricity. Field surveys by Central Government reveals that No connections are being released by UP power department to the households in these villages.

Report of first field audit is out. UP DISCOMs holding back power connections in 20 of the 25 villages of Hathras District

The Samajwadi Party ruled state of Uttar Pradesh will have to do some tough answering for knowingly keeping its people in the dark and depriving them of electricity connections even after new infrastructure has been laid, tested and energised. People are seen resorting to unfair and illegal means by paying for connections from agriculture transformers.

Nine stranded gas based power plants get a new lease of life

Out of 24,150 mw stranded gas based power capacity in India, 17,420 mw has been made operational following government support to provide gas (as R-LNG) and with financial support coming from the Power System Development Fund.

Nine stranded gas based power plants get a new lease of life

As many as nine stranded gas based power generation plants with an installed capacity of 5,070 MW have emerged as successful bidders after participating in the fourth phase of reverse e-bidding process. An official statement from the power ministry said this process will involve government support of Rs 187.14 crore from the Power System Development Fund. “Government of India is committed to the revival of such stranded power plants as a measure to ensure 24X7 power to all,” it added.

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