Union minister of power for state (independent charge) R K Singh will launch the commercial supply of 660MW electricity from the first unit of Nabinagar super thermal power plant in Aurangabad on September 6. Bihar will get 559.46MW from the plant.
Amid a deepening slowdown in the economy, power demand has stood out, growing almost 7 per cent on the back of the world’s largest new consumer addition programme that has taken electricity to almost every doorstep.
The government has agreed to allow flexibility in the mix of sources for achieving the target of 175 GW (gigawatt) renewable energy capacity by 2022, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh said on Tuesday after a brainstorming session with counterparts from states.
Power Minister R K Singh Thursday ruled out consolidating all state-owned power sector firms like NTPC, NHPC, SJVNL and PFC into a single entity, saying it would be the biggest company of the world but will not be manageable.
Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh Friday called the Budget 2019-20 “historic, people-friendly and forward-looking” as it provides assistance to all needy sectors while maintaining fiscal prudence.
Union Power Minister R K Singh on Wednesday said the Modi government has made tremendous progress on the electricity generation front and India has started exporting energy to neighbouring countries.
The government will soon approve the power tariff policy which would provide for a penalty for unscheduled power cuts by distribution companies from April 1, Power Minister R K Singh said on Tuesday.
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), the energy services company under the Union Ministry of Power, has announced the completion of the project to replace 50,000 conventional electricity meters with smart meters in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area.
Consumers can pay ‘time of the day tariff’ — higher charges during peak hours and lesser amount during other times — once smart electricity meters are installed across the country, Power Minister R K Singh said Wednesday.
NTPC has been awarded as the Best Performing Utility of the Country in Thermal Power Sector by Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) today on 4th January, 2019 at a function held in New Delhi.