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
The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) will support the implementation of Suryashakti Kisan Yojna (SKY) as a pilot project in Gujarat. The GERC was responding to a petition filed by Paschim Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd. (PGVCL), Uttar Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd.
The Supreme Court has allowed states that buy power from large projects of the Tata, Adani and Essar groups to approach the central electricity regulator for a tweak in contracts to allow the producers to bill these states for higher cost of imported coal.
SBI has moved the Supreme Court seeking implementation of a high power panel’s recommendation to amend the PPAs between various discoms and three Gujarat-based electricity producers who were running losses as they could not hike tariffs to compensate for the rise in cost of coal imported from Indonesia.
Renewable and Coal PPAs are beginning to clash as India increases its renewable generation
State-run distribution companies (DISCOMs) and negligent state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) are creating an obstacle in the path of India’s solar story, according to a letter written by R. K. Singh, Minister for Power, to Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley.
Solar renewable energy certificate (REC) trading witnessed an unprecedented spike in the month of September 2018. A total of 1,558,062 solar RECs were traded in September 2018. This is 1,071,933 more solar RECs than the 486,129 solar RECs traded in August 2018.