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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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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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Gujarat High Court clears decks for state’s first wind auction

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 7, 2017

The Gujarat High Court on Monday dismissed a petition opposing the holding of the state’s first wind auction. An official at the state power distributor, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL)...

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Delhi metro to cover pedestrian bridges, install solar panels to generate power

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 6, 2017

Delhi Metro will install solar panels on the roof of pedestrian overbridges to generate clean and cheaper energy for use at stations.

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Karnataka overrules order to reduce discom tariff

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 31, 2017

In an unprecedented step, the Karnataka government has overruled a regulatory order that had reduced the tariff the state discom would pay for wind energy projects for which power purchase...

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