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Delhi: DISCOMs switch to digital mode for power complaints

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 27, 2020

This monsoon, you can report any disruptions in power...

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Subject Tags: DISCOMS

UP Power minister urges MPs, MLAs to adopt 10 electricity feeders to bring down line losses

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 10, 2020

UP power minister Srikant Sharma...

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Subject Tags: DISCOMS

Rs 90k crore package for DISCOMs not enough, dues cross Rs 1 lakh crore

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 7, 2020

The Centre's Rs 90,000 crore liquidity window to financially stressed state discoms for clearing their mounting dues to...

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Subject Tags: debt , DISCOMS

Contours of green markets for short-term trade being worked upon

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

India is finalising contours of green markets for short-term trade of renewable energy, moving away from the present preference for setting up such projects on the basis of long-term tie-ups. Experts said the green markets will give an option to renewable energy companies to...

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State discoms end Force Majeure period, restart power purchases

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 3, 2020

With electricity demand picking up, state power distribution utilities are ending the force majeure period and have restarted power purchases they had earlier suspended. However, private power companies have started exploring legal options to contest non-payment of fixed...

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Subject Tags: coronavirus , DISCOMS , PPAs

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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PM Modi stresses on setting up vertically integrated solar supply chain

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on developing a complete ecosystem for manufacturing of solar equipment in the country. The PM was chairing a meeting to review the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s work. Modi said developing the ecosystem...

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Union territories power discoms to be privatised: Nirmala Sitharaman

By : Sustainability ..., May 18, 2020

India will privatize electricity distribution companies (discoms) in all its eight union territories, said finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday. The announcement was made as part of the fourth tranche of the Rs20 trillion stimulus package to fight the economic...

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Discoms’ Liquidity Infusion via Loan Positive for Gencos, But Losses to Shoot Up by Rs 270 Bn in FY21: ICRA

By : Sustainability ..., May 15, 2020

Government’s Rs 900 billion liquidity support under Atmanirbhar Bharat package for state power distribution utilities (Discoms) is a much welcome measure, said ICRA a leading credit rating agency. However, this liquidity infusion in Discoms will be in the form of loans...

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Power discoms get ₹90,000 crore liquidity lifeline

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2020

The government on Wednesday announced a ₹90,000 crore liquidity injection into fund-starved electricity distribution companies (discoms) as part of a stimulus package to revive the country’s battered economy. The announcement, made by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, is...

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