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State discoms playing spoiler on open access for solar power

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 8, 2017

There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar parks are seeing tremendous growth, an area that still remains largely untapped is open access (OA) for...

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Tangedco hits ‘century’in a 1st, sells wind power

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 7, 2017

The state this week started sale of wind power, with Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (Tangedco) on Thursday and Friday trading more than 150MW with Power Exchange India...

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Power generation flat in June 2017 at 97 billion units

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 31, 2017

Power generation in June 2017 remained flat at 97 billion units on account of lower demand from distribution companies according to a credit rating agency.

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Government to roll out Rs17,000 crore rural household electrification scheme

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 26, 2017

In a fresh push to universalize electricity access, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government plans to roll out a Rs17,000 crore scheme.

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UDAY scheme impact: State-run power discoms cut losses by 21.5% in FY17

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 26, 2017

Combined losses of state-run power utilities in 26 states and the Union territory of Puducherry in 2016-17 fell 21.5% from a year ago to Rs40,295 crore on account of efforts under Ujwal Discom...

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Distribution companies want to rework pacts as solar tariffs hit new low

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 26, 2017

Solar tariffs have fallen so dramatically that tariffs which were at record lows just three months ago no longer appeal to distribution companies, creating a big challenge for renewable energy...

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Distribution companies want to rework pacts as solar tariffs hit new low

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 25, 2017

 Solar tariffs have fallen so dramatically that tariffs which were at record lows just three months ago no longer appeal to distribution companies, creating a big challenge for renewable energy...

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CEA prepares power distribution perspective plan to help stressed discoms

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 13, 2017

A new ‘Long Term Distribution Perspective Plan’ is being drafted by the ministry of power to collate details of all the power distribution companies across the country. Being prepared by the...

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Piyush Goyal urges states to clear arrears of renewable energy companies

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 11, 2017

The central government is persuading states to clear their arrears to renewable energy companies, which are faced with the challenge of repaying debt amid muted cash flows, power minister Piyush Goyal said.

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Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh take states' list under UDAY to 26

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 30, 2017

Twenty six states are now part of the UDAY scheme, meant for the revival of debt stressed discoms, after Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura formally joined the programme.

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