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NTPC crosses 50 GW generation capacity mark

NTPC crosses 50 GW generation capacity mark

State-run NTPC has crossed the milestone of 50 GW power generation capacity which will help the country realise the goal of power for all.

Lauding the company's efforts, power minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "Proud to announce that NTPC has crossed 50,000 MW of installed power generation capacity today. Another milestone towards 24X7 power for all."

 

15 lakhs power consumers in AP face tariff hike of up to 3-4 per cent

15 lakhs power consumers in AP face tariff hike of up to 3-4 per cent

Fifteen lakh consumers of the 1.59 crore electricity consumers in Andhra Pradesh, including high tension industries and some other categories, will have to face a power tariff hike of about 3-4 per cent for the financial year 2017-2018.

While for high tension industrial consumers, the tariff has been...

Bihar to pay power subsidy to consumers not power companies

Bihar to pay power subsidy to consumers not power companies

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on 31-03-2017 announced in the state Assembly that the state government would provide subsidy on power bill to consumers instead of power companies from 2017-18 fiscal.
The CM's statement came six days after Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission had come up with an...

Government approves extension of mega power policy

Government approves extension of mega power policy

The government on 31-03-2017 approved the extension of mega power policy to benefit 24 plants of 30,000-mw capacity that are expected to get benefits of more than Rs 10,000 crore.

The cabinet committee on economic affairs approved amendments to the mega policy and is is likely to extend term of power...

Heat wave pushes up electricity prices in spot market

Heat wave pushes up electricity prices in spot market

Power prices in the spot market shot up by nearly 7% in two days to more than Rs 3 per unit on Wednesday due to the ongoing heat wave conditions in most parts of the country.

The prices had been hovering around Rs 2.50 per unit for the past few months. Industry experts said power prices are likely to...

CAG puts PSPCL in dock: Punjab Power consumers had to pay Rs 1,428 crore extra

CAG puts PSPCL in dock: Punjab Power consumers had to pay Rs 1,428 crore extra

PUNJAB STATE Power Corporation Limited shutting down own generation plants and buying power from traders and from unscheduled interchange (UI); making unjustified and excess payments; not availing of rebate and incurring losses due to non-functional micro-hydel projects have cost electricity consume...

Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh take states' list under UDAY to 26

Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh take states' list under UDAY to 26

Twenty siz 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.

"An overall net benefit of approximately Rs 4,178 crore, Rs 309 crore and Rs 810 crore would accrue to the states of Kerala, Ar...

India becomes net exporter of power for the first time

India becomes net exporter of power for the first time

India has become a net exporter of electricity during the April-February period this fiscal for the first time, power ministry said on 29-03-2017.

"As per Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the designated authority of government of India for cross border trade of electricity, first time India has t...

NTPC beats 12th Plan target by adding 12,840 MW

NTPC beats 12th Plan target by adding 12,840 MW

State-run power giant NTPC has exceeded the target of generation capacity addition of 11,920 MW set for the 12th Plan (2012-17) by adding 12,840 MW.

NTPC Group's power generation capacity has increased to 49,943 MW so far in the plan period, which would end on March 31, 2017.

"With commissioning of 80...

Rs 50,000 crore power purchase scam in Madhya Pradesh, alleges AAP

Rs 50,000 crore power purchase scam in Madhya Pradesh, alleges AAP

A scam to the tune of Rs 50,000 crore has been executed by signing 'illegal' power purchase agreements with the six private power producers by state government, alleged leaders of Aam Admi Party's state unit on the basis of the documents procured under the RTI Act 2005.

Not only the PPAs were signed ...

BERC approves 55% power tariff hike in Bihar

BERC approves 55% power tariff hike in Bihar

Bihar's power tariff revision, which comes after a three-year status quo on prices, has come as a shocker to consumers. The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has approved an unprecedented 55 per cent increase in electricity tariff. The hike is expected to boost distribution companies' (...

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