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India's power output rises for first time in five months in early August

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 18, 2020

CHENNAI: India’s electricity generation in the first 15 days of August rose for the first time since early March, provisional government data showed, as the country opened up industries and lifted restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus. Power generation rose 2.6...

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Subject Tags: electricity , India

Power Exchange India starts real-time market for electricity transactions

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 2, 2020

Power Exchange India Ltd (PXIL) on Monday said it has kick-started Real Time Market (RTM) for electricity transactions. The RTM enables consumers, including distribution companies (discoms) and captive users, to buy power on exchanges just an hour before delivery. "The first...

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BSES Stops Distribution of Electricity Bills, Meter Reading Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 30, 2020

Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES) power discoms BRPL and BYPL have stopped distribution of electricity bills and meter reading in view of the coronavirus outbreak, a company spokesperson said. The company is also sensitising its employees about ways to check the spread...

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India to be Electricity-Based Economy Eventually: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that India is on route to becoming an electricity-based economy, as it embarks on power usage for all its needs from cooking to running vehicles. Speaking at the function organised to mark 10 years of...

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Renewables to contribute 21 per cent of electricity demand in India in 2021-22: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

Renewable energy sources are expected to account for around 21 per cent of electricity demand in 2021-22, Power Minister R K Singh said on Thursday. "As per Central Electricity Authority's National Electricity Plan, contribution of renewable energy sources is estimated to be...

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Total to buy 50% stake in Adani solar unit for $510 million

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

Adani Green Energy (AGEL) said on Thursday that Total SA has signed a binding agreement wherein the French energy giant will invest $510 million to acquire 50% stake in the upcoming unit which will house AGEL’s 2,148 megawatt (MW) of currently operational solar projects. The...

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Rajasthan power commission approves up to 11% hike in electricity tariffs

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission on February 6 revised the power tariff for different categories of consumers with a projected revenue increase of nearly Rs 4,800 crore annually. The overall increase in power tariff is 11 per cent which will be applicable from...

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India just about stays on course for green economy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 5, 2020

India’s annual budget, announced on February 1, was long on intentions to move towards a green economy, but short on specifics. In her budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasised an incentive scheme for around two million farmers to move to solar-powered irrigation...

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Delhi 2020: Congress promises unemployment allowance, free electricity up to 300 units

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

The Congress on Sunday released two manifestos for the Delhi Assembly elections — the first one focussing on creating jobs, new pension scheme, and cashback schemes for water and electricity and the second one on ways to curb the rising air pollution in the Capital. Party...

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Better distribution may ease power sector woes: ETILC

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

At a time when India is looking to fight the global financial slowdown and surge ahead by adding trillions to its gross domestic product (GDP), the power sector in the country seems to be facing its own problems. According to members of The Economic Times India Leadership...

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