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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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Sikkim gets on board for UDAY, Rs 356-crore benefit seen

By : SustainabilityO..., Feb 24, 2017

Sikkim has become the 22nd state to join UDAY -- the scheme designed to nurse debt-laden electricity distribution companies back to health -- which will in turn hand it an overall benefit of Rs...

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Electricity bills of industrial units likely to witness steep jump

By : SustainabilityO..., Feb 21, 2017

 Spot market power is set to become costlier as state-owned power distribution companies have proposed a hefty increase in levies imposed on openmarket consumers in their tariff petitions for...

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