In a noteworthy development, all of India’s 597,464 inhabited villages have now joined the country’s mainline electricity supply network. It will be recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on August 15, 2015
Power Finance Corporation (PFC) today announced it will invite bids in the first week of May from coal based power generators without long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for procurement of electricity.
The BJP government has ordered round-the-clock power supply to Muslim dominated districts during the forthcoming month of Ramzan in Uttar Pradesh. The move comes about a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during UP assembly election campaign, accused the then ruling Samajwadi Party of playing politics over religion by giving long hours of power supply on Eid than Diwali.
Sterlite Power, which is keen on building the undersea cables that will transmit electricity from India’s first offshore wind farm, off the Gujarat coast, to the national grid, is looking to partner with foreign wind developers to jointly bid for the 1GW project, according to two people close to the development.
In bid to provide updates regarding electricity supply to consumers, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) will be introducing ‘urja mitra’ mobile application on May 1, 2018.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stormed to victory in 2014 on pledges to improve the lives of Indians, including bringing power to every citizen.
Sterlite Power, which sponsors the India Grid (IndiGrid) infrastructure investment trust, aims to grow the latter’s assets under management to Rs30,000 crore by FY22.
Recently, India hosted the heads of 23 nations and 10 ministerial representatives for the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit, which is expected to give a boost to India’s ambitions to lead global sustainable development.
Under pressure from the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for restructuring and reformation, which is mandatory as per the Electricity Act, 2003, a proposal has been mooted for corporatisation of the department.
Ghaziabad has become the first district in the state to have electricityin all its households. Chief minister Yogi Adityanathpraised the Centre’s Saubhagya scheme and said his government’s efforts to augment the powerinfrastructure through it would cover the entire state in the future.