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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

Cabinet nod soon for hydro power policy: Singh

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 30, 2017

Power Minister R K Singh today said the hydro power policy is in the final leg and will soon be sent for the Cabinet approval.

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Saubhagya scheme targets to cover 175,000 households in Manipur

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 29, 2017

Union Power Minister R K Singh and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today launched Saubhagya scheme in the north eastern state to provide electricity connections to 1.75 lakh families....

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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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KERC okays wind PPA at old tariff, to assess other projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 28, 2017

Karnataka’s power regulator has finally started approving old power purchase agreements (PPAs) with wind energy developers, kindling hopes that discoms and regulators will stop resisting older...

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Government to float tender for adding 20GW of solar energy capacity

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 27, 2017

The government plans to seek bids globally for 20 GW of solar generation capacity by companies ready to set up manufacturing facilities in India.

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Subject Tags: power sector , solar power

Indians face higher power bills as government mulls passing on green costs

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 22, 2017

India is considering regulatory changes to let power companies pass on costs of installing emission-cutting equipment to consumers, a government official said, a politically sensitive proposal...

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Pre-paid electricity meters across Haryana in 2 years: power utility chief

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 17, 2017

Power meters in Haryana are set to enter the mobile phone pre-paid mode. The Haryana Power Utilities have firmed up plans to install pre-paid electricity meters at houses in the state. Consumers...

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Gujarat wind auction put off again

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 16, 2017

Gujarat’s first wind auction scheduled for Wednesday has been put off once again, an official at Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL), which is conducting the auction, said. 

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ReNew Power to buy wind power business of KC Thapar Group for Rs 1,000 crore

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 16, 2017

Sumant Sinha-led ReNew Power is making a Rs 1,000-crore acquisition of wind power assets of the KC Thapar Group, helping India’s biggest renewable energy player strengthen its position in the...

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