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).
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.
States Are Crticising Because Centre’s Transparent Platform — GARV puts pressure on them to deliver timely and quality power to consumers, adds Dr Verma.
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
The company celebrated its recent Green Masala Bonds listing by opening trading at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Friday.
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.
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.
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
Power ministry is seen leading the digital initiatives of the NDA government through a variety of mobile applications and e-platforms
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.
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.
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.
The scheme is presently operational in 18 states and 4 Union Territories and will be rolled out soon in West Bengal and North Eastern states in the coming days. In the remaining states and Union Territories, the decision to roll out the scheme is pending with the respective state governments.
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.
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.
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.
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.