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.
Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal has asserted that there is no shortage of coal anywhere in the country and the proposed trade union strike would not have any impact on the supply situation.
Under UJALA, over 15 crore LED bulbs have already been distributed across India, leading to annual energy savings of 1948 crore kWh and resulting in avoidance of 3,900 MW of peak demand. Through the UJALA programme the estimated cumulative cost reduction of bills of consumers annually is Rs 7990 crores
The distribution of 2 crore LED bulbs has led to an annual energy savings of 259 crore kWh which is equivalent to lighting up 5 lakh Indian homes for an entire year. Alongside the savings in units, the state has also benefitted from daily CO2 emission reduction of 5,000 tonnes.The programme has also helped the state to avoid 520MW of peak demand.
Sitting on the Satluj river in Bilaspur is state-owned NTPC Ltd’s hydro power project---the 800 mw Koldam power project in Himachal Pradesh. Koldam is NTPC’s first mega hydel power project that began its commercial operation in July 2015 and generated 1794.71 Million units of electricity in FY 2015-16, which is more than 105 % of Design Energy.
Koldam hydel power project has created a record of sorts by achieving the highest plant load factor (PLF) of 107.27% in the country amongst all Central and state sector power stations in July 2016, NTPC said on Tuesday.
उत्तर प्रदेश के हाथरस जिले में 25 विद्युतीकृत गांवों में से 20 गांव अभी भी बिजली से वंचित हैं। केन्द्र सरकार द्वारा क्षेत्र सर्वेक्षण से यह पता चला है कि उत्तर प्रदेश बिजली विभाग ने इन गांवों में परिवारों को अभी भी कनेक्शन जारी नही किये हैं।