Demand up, but power sector woes to continue

Demand up, but power sector woes to continue

Power sector woes are expected to continue for some time as coal shortage continues, leading to a dip in the generation. Rising demand for electricity and fall in hydropower production due to a dry spell in certain parts of the country is compounding the problem.

India Readies A Slew Of Power Sector Reforms

India Readies A Slew Of Power Sector Reforms

The government has readied a raft of power sector reforms, including implementing the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme in the electricity sector for better targeting of subsidies, freeing renewable energy from licensing requirement for generation and supply, and promoting retail competition.

Power sector NPAs call for unique fix

Power sector NPAs call for unique fix

Flawed politics has stricken the power sector, and its woes have spilt over into banking, a fifth of whose non-performing assets, currently estimated at Rs 10.3 lakh crore, involve some 34 stressed power projects, totalling 39 GW in generation capacity.

Government bets on power sector to meet divestment target

Government bets on power sector to meet divestment target

With a strategic sale of public sector companies such as Air India (AI), Hindustan Copper and Mecon off the table until next summer’s general elections, the government is eyeing state-run players in the power sector to replicate the ONGC-HPCL model to buy out its stake and also contribute to the “disinvestment” kitty.

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