Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is seeking to step up the pace of auctioning power-purchase contracts for wind-energy plants, building on a contest that reaped record-low prices for solar farms earlier this month
Delhi government’s policy to subsidise power for households is undoubtedly among the most generous in the country but it is benefiting the rich more than the poor due to inefficiencies
The latest solar power auction has yielded an electricity price of just Rs 3.15/unit, down from Rs 5 two years ago. This seems competitive with coal-based thermal power.
On the occasion of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary on Friday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made another major announcement of his government, which is to provide 24X7 electricity to all.
Newly elected Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is working on a war footing to get every household electrified in the country’s most populous state, union minister for power Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.
The summer of 2017 may not prove as uncomfortable for electricity consumers across India as the season in previous years, thanks to surplus power generation capacity, adequate coal stocks and improved purchasing ability of distribution companies.
Nepal today said it will import electricity worth NRS 15 billion from India during current fiscal year to end power cuts in the country
State to derive an Overall Net Benefit of approximately Rs. 198 crores through UDAY
India is now surplus in coal and in electricity. We are even exporting power to Bangladesh and are negotiating to do so to Nepal.
Recently, Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley clearly emphasised his Government’s focus, which he said included two important areas including building infrastructure on war footing and substantial expenditure on development of rural India, where he mentioned that every village in India is electrified by 2018.
The government on Thursday crossed another important benchmark when it crossed the 13,000 mark in its attempts to electrify villages in rural India. With 13,002 out of 18,452 villages electrified as on March 30, 2017, the promise to provide ‘Power To All” seems a close reality now.