The national capital could be headed for an electricity crisis at a time when the sizzling summer heat shows no sign of abating. Delhi government has warned about a power shortage in the city because the thermal power stations supplying electricity to Delhi are facing a problem in the supply of coal.
“Rs 4,527 was what the bill showed. I couldn’t believe what my eyes were seeing,” said Bhavani. Her anguish is not misplaced. Bhavani lives in the Slum Clearance Board resettlement colony in Ezhil Nagar, Perumbakkam.
As electricity prices soar with demand growing, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has invited bids from independent power producers (IPPs) for 1,000MW of electricity on a short-term basis, for eleven months, from August 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
The Karnataka High Court has issued an interim stay on the state electricity regulatory commission’s May 14 order that imposed transmission and wheeling charges retrospectively on renewable energy developers.
In India there is a great concern over the retail tariffs being charged for electricity, but ironically little attention is paid to the components contributing to the overall costs.
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.