Shortage of coal at power plants, inadequate tariff hikes and rising operational costs after the 7th Pay Commission have been putting additional pressure on already hard-pressed electricity distribution companies (discoms).
The government has constituted a committee under the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to explore prepaid payments by state electricity distribution companies to power plants, a government official said.
Organised theft of power in Delhi for charging of e-rickshaws has assumed serious proportions with discom sources putting the annual losses due to it at nearly Rs 150 crore. There are three power distribution companie
With the chances of meeting the UDAY target to limit the aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses of electricity distribution companies (discoms) to under 15% by FY19-end virtually nil, the government has cited factors such as inadequate hikes in power tariffs,
The dues that power distribution companies (Discoms) owe generation companies (Gencos) have crossed ₹40,000 crore, according to industry players.
Government think tank Niti Aayog in its strategy document Wednesday suggested for the power sector a plethora of reforms like promoting smart grids, auctioning of energy, privatisation of discoms, payment of subsidies by direct
India will soon be implementing a direct benefits program (DBT) to ensure affordable electricity to the poor households in India, Financial Express has reported, with the World Bank planning the scheme in collaboration with state power
‘Saubhagya’ For Villages, ‘Durbhagya’ For DISCOMs: UP Still Faces 34 Lakh Illegal Electricity Connections
Even as the deadline for Saubhagya Yojana approaches, Uttar Pradesh has 3.4 million households with illegal electricity connections, Mint has reported. The report claims that the state’s power corporation will be regularising the illegal connections.
Power distribution companies affiliated with the state-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) have proposed to not raise power tariffs for the year 2019-20.
The capital’s power distribution utilities are getting ready to meet peak winterdemands and ensure uninterrupted supply. With the Delhi government reducing the city’s dependency on coal-generated electricity, the discoms