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China wants polluting power plants to sell their electricity contracts

By : sustainabilityo..., May 14, 2018

China plans to encourage low-efficient and polluting power plants to sell their electricity contracts to renewable energy power generators, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a...

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Delhiites may soon get money for unscheduled power cuts by discoms

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 18, 2018

Citizens would be compensated for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour, if a policy approved by the Delhi government on Tuesday gets a green signal from Lt. Governor Anil Baijal...

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Subject Tags: DISCOM , power , sector news

Already facing water scarcity, Gujarat will now battle power crisis

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 13, 2018

While the Gujarat government has publicly conceded that there will be a water crisis this summer, there is also now the possibility of a power crisis. The state government is already facing lot...

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India to fine firms for blackouts, crackdown on electricity theft

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 8, 2017

India plans to fine electricity distributors from April 2019 for power cuts deemed avoidable and to make it mandatory for the companies to install prepaid or smart meters to prevent electricity...

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SECI floats tender for 2,000 Megawatt capacity wind energy projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 8, 2017

State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated tender for setting up 2 GW inter- state transmission system (ISTS) connected wind power capacities across the country....

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India's largest floating solar power plant in Kerala to start operations today

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 4, 2017

The largest-ever floating solar power plant in India will be operational in Kerala on Monday. 

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All India Power Engineers Federation writes to Union power minister on power reforms

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 4, 2017

 The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) in a letter to R K Singh Union Power Minister has made several suggestions on the power sector reforms including financial crisis facing the...

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UP targets un-metered power connections; hikes tariff by 63%

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 1, 2017

In a move to curb un-metered electricity connections, the Uttar Pradesh electricity regulator has raised tariffs for such households by 63% for the current year. 

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Subject Tags: power , power sector , tariff

Hike in tariff likely to be less than projected: Uttarakhand Power Secretary

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 29, 2017

In a bid to allay fears among consumers about the proposed 13% hike in electricity tariff by the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), state power secretary Radhika Jhan, on Tuesday,...

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Government to push prepaid, smart meters in universal electrification drive

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 17, 2017

Prepaid and smart meters are going to get greater thrust from the government as India moves towards the target of achieving universal household electrification as part of the Saubhagya scheme by...

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