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).
With a strategic sale of public sector companies such as Air India (AI), Hindustan Copper and Mecon off the table until next summer’s general elections, the government is eyeing state-run players in the power sector to replicate the ONGC-HPCL model to buy out its stake and also contribute to the “disinvestment” kitty.
Union power secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has convened a meeting with banks, state undertakings, including Power Finance Corporation and Rural Electrification Corporation, and oganisations representing power generating companies on August 17 to discuss options to address issues faced by stressed power projects.
The government may approach the Reserve Bank of India to extend the deadline for management switchover of stressed power plants in the case of projects for which lenders have identified new promoters, an official said.
The government on Sunday announced its intention to set up a high-level empowered committee under the Cabinet Secretary to resolve the stress in the thermal power sector.
The connectivity between the southern grid and the power grids of other regions are adequate to meet the power transmission requirements between Tamil Nadu and other states, according to the minister for power, R. K. Singh.
Power Grid Corporation of India today signed a MoU with Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) for energy efficiency and agricultural demand side management programme.
Peak power deficit during April-June, 2018-19 was 0.7 per cent while overall electricity deficit stood at 0.6 per cent during the quarter, Parliament was informed today.
The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its sixth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution utilities. Out of the 41 utilities that were covered in the report, five utilities received the highest grade ‘A+’. Four of these utilities are from Gujarat, namely
The Maharashtra government has prepared a plan to repair the electricity poles, wires and other systems at a cost of Rs 7,300 crore, Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said.