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Government to amend solar bid rule to allow pass through of import duty hike

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 15, 2018

Allaying fears of an adverse impact on India's solar energy programme due to the proposed 70 per cent safeguard duty, Power Minister R K Singh today said the government will amend bidding rules...

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Government may amend power act to levy hefty penalties on discoms

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 10, 2018

The government is working on amendments to the Electricity Act to levy hefty penalties on power distribution companies for load shedding and make provisions for direct subsidy transfers by...

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24 states under UDAY cut losses to nearly Rs 37,000-cr in FY'17

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 5, 2018

Government's UDAY scheme has helped debt laden DISCOMs of 24 states to reduce losses to Rs 36,905 crore in 2016-17 from Rs 51,590 crore in the previous fiscal, Parliament was informed today....

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Subject Tags: DISCOMS , UDAY Scheme

Replacing coal plants with renewables will help save Rs 54,000 cr: Greenpeace

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 22, 2017

The country can save up to Rs 54,000 crore in power costs and reduce air pollution by replacing expensive coal plants with renewables, according to a new analysis by Greenpeace India....

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Artificial Intelligence, big data impacting power sector: Tata Power

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 11, 2017

Technological advances like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data are impacting the power sector as well, making it imperative for producers to re-skill resources, a senior...

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Delhi power discoms to purchase 1,000 MW clean energy by 2019

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 6, 2017

The power discoms in Delhi will be able to purchase 1,000 MW clean electricity by 2019, a major step towards implementing the AAP government's solar policy.


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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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