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Govt’s 100-day plan aims to re-energize India's power sector

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 12, 2019

The Union power ministry has proposed a “power sector council" to address issues between the Union and state governments as part of the ministry’s 100-day action plan for the second term of the...

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Eyeing investment, India considers new solar tender with focus on factories

By : Sustainability ..., May 9, 2019

India is considering a new tender to develop solar power equipment manufacturing that doesn’t include a requirement to also generate electricity, a move aimed at sparking investor interest,...

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Uttar Pradesh gets Rs 1,500 crore grant for meeting deadline on 100% electrification

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2019

The Saubhagya dashboard showed that of the 2,49,01,600 households that have been identified, 96.15% have been energized, while 3.85%, or 9,57,950, households are remaining.

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96% households get electricity connections

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2019

The government has connected about 96% of households across the country with electricity supply, and hopes to take power lines to the rest by January 26, officials said. 

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Power demand revival drives 19% volumes growth at Indian Energy Exchange

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 23, 2018

A revival in power demand spurred volumes growth in electricity trading at Indian Energy Exchange (IEX). The exchange's electricity trade volume rose 19 per cent during April-September, aided by...

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Average spot power price up 45% at Rs 5.94 per unit in October; highest ever sales volume in any month

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2018

The average power spot prices jumped over 45% to Rs 5.94 per unit in the month of October on the energy exchange from Rs 4.08 per unit in the same month a year ago. According to a statement by...

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Haryana's CM announces power tariff cut by Rs 2 per unit

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2018

Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Haryana, the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced Rs Two per unit reduction in power tariffs for domestic users consuming up to...

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Extra tariff enough penalty for power misuse: Delhi electricity regulator

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 16, 2018

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has said that levying a temporary surcharge in cases of unauthorised usage of electricity would amount to double penalty for defaulters....

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Gujarat BSF out-posts to use solar energy to fight electricity crisis

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 16, 2018

In an innovative effort to fight electricity crisis in forward areas, Gujarat Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to use solar energy for its out-posts located in remote...

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All electricity meters to be smart prepaid in 3 yrs: power minister R K Singh

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 8, 2018

Power Minister R K Singh today said all electricity meters in the country will be smart prepaid meters in the next three years. 

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