The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) will kick-start in the next 10 days the process of setting tariff regulations for the next five years of tariff control period, starting 2019, said its chairperson PK Pujari.
Twenty sugar mills, including six from Muzaffarnagar district, sold surplus electricity worth Rs 214 crore to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) in 2016-17, officials said today.
Hit by four rounds of thunderstorms in Agra and its surrounding districts, the Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (DVVNL) is found to have lost 24,000 transmission towers and electric poles. The findings came to light after the discom’s latest audit which has pegged the damages at over Rs 24 crore.
Power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has paved way for serious merchant renewable power plants by issuing guidelines for long-term transmission access while prescribing stringent rules against squatting and line underutilisation.
Even as electricity eludes over 33.46 lakh households in the State which is facing a power shortfall of about 300 MW during peak hours, the Government’s claim of surplus power has raised eyebrows.
The Kerala State Electricity Board has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Thermal Power Corporation for increasing solar power generation in the state.
After learning that three babies died in a government hospital in the Sierra Leone city of Bo last November when a power cut switched off machinery keeping them alive, London-based energy adviser Michael Liebreich decided to act.
Despite electricity supply being handed over to the private company Tata Power Limited, city consumers are not getting relief. In fact, consumers complaining are facing humiliation at the hands of company’s guards. This came out at a meeting presided by Ajmer Vidhyut Vitran Nigam Ltd’s managing director BM Bhamu on Wednesday.
Over hundred villages in Jammu and Kashmir are “un-electrified”, the state’s Power Development Minister Sunil Kumar Sharma has said adding efforts were on to ensure power supply reaches them by the end of next month.
India installed a record 10 gigawatts (GW) of solar electricity capacity in 2017-2018, twice the rate logged in the previous year and nearly double the country’s entire solar base, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said.