The government is planning a national-level selection committee for appointing chairpersons and members in all state electricity regulatory commissions to set the bodies free from political intervention, helping them take correct decisions, power and renewable energy minister RK Singh said.
Power consumers in Uttar Pradesh are in for a major post-poll shock with the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) proposing a 25 per cent hike for domestic power consumers.
In a fresh directive, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has directed the UT electricity department to submit voltage-wise transmission and distribution (T&D) losses.
Recently, the UT electricity department had claimed bringing down T&D losses of financial year 2017-18 to 9.51%. The claim, which was unaudited, submitted by the department to the JERC, in its multi-year tariff (MYT) petition.
The department had submitted that the T&D loss came down to 9.51% because of return of excess power 48 million units to Jammu and Kashmir, against energy received during 2015-16 and 2016-17. The department submitted, “The figures of T&D are provisional and unaudited. Final audited figure will be submitted after completion of audit”.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday questioned the practice of providing free or subsidised electricity to rich farmers in Punjab and Haryana for agricultural pump sets.
The 2019 general election results would be announced on May 23. It’s already being widely discussed what the next government should prioritise over the coming five years. Along the same lines, the latest report by Brookings India discussed how the country may focus on issues of development and governance.
After the great deluge of August 2018, Kerala has learnt better to survive. The state has set up a disaster management crisis team to restore power supply in the state when in distress and also help other states in need.
The rainstorm on Sunday in Nepal’s southern plains brought down the electricity wires and lines resulting disruption in the import of 70 MW electricity from India.
The rise in temperature has pushed up the demand for electricity across Gujarat with an increased number of consumers switching on their air conditioners, fans and coolers to get respite from heat. The state’s power demand during peak hours surged to a month’s high level on Thursday.
In a major relief to Mumbaikars, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) will inform its consumers in advance when they are going to visit their houses for reading the meter.
As India’s economy surges, access to reliable, affordable, and secure energy sources to fuel growth will be critical. The good news is that the increasingly economic choice is to make this fuel clean and electric.