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Regulatory Commissions, Not Courts To Determine Electricity Tariff - SC

Regulatory Commissions, Not Courts To Determine Electricity Tariff - SC

The Supreme Court, in Waryam Steel Castings Pvt Ltd vs Punjab State Power Corporation, has reiterated its stand that it would not be proper for the court to examine the fixation of electricity tariff rates or its revision, while dismissing appeals preferred by arc furnace industries in Punjab.

A bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha was considering pleas against the high court order, whereby it dismissed the challenge questioning the correctness of the quantum/rate of surcharge as determined by the regulatory commission and upheld by the appellate tribunal.

 

Madhya Pradesh govt announces electricity subsidy of Rs 8,700 crore

Madhya Pradesh govt announces electricity subsidy of Rs 8,700 crore

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to grant subsidy of Rs 8,700 crore to consumers on power tariff implemented by the state electricity regulatory commission for 2017-18.

According to the government, farmers will benefit the most because Rs 8,400 crore of the total amount will be availed by th...

Odisha industries decry electricity duty hike for Captive plants

Odisha industries decry  electricity duty hike for Captive plants

Industries in Odisha decried the steep hike of 83 per cent in electricity duty for Captive Power Plants (CPPs) saying it will hamper investment and urged the state government for a roll back.

Prominent industries including NALCO, JSPL, Vedanta, HINDALCO, PPL, MCL, JSL, IMFA, Nava Bharat, Tata Steel, ...

Piyush Goyal launches new Energy Conservation Building code

Piyush Goyal launches new Energy Conservation Building code

In a bid to increase energy savings by commercial buildings, minister of power, coal, mines and new & renewable energy Piyush Goyal on Monday launched the new Energy Conservation Building code (ECBC) 2017.

The adoption of ECBC 2017 for new commercial building construction is estimated to achieve ...

TANGEDCO to break even in 2017-18

TANGEDCO to break even in 2017-18

Power utility TANGEDCO in Tamil Nadu, which had a loss of Rs 13,985 crore in 2013-14, is all set to achieve break-even this fiscal, after a gap of nearly 15 years, due to various measures including additional generation capacity and procurement of cheaper electricity.

The losses of Tamil Nadu Generat...

Adani Power wants Rs 852 crore relief for Mudra power plant over coal shortage

Adani Power wants Rs 852 crore relief for Mudra power plant over coal shortage

Adani Power on 15-06-2017 filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC), claiming compensatory tariff of about Rs 852 crore due to costs its 4,620-MW thermal power plant in Mundra (Gujarat) has incurred after changes in coal distribution policies. The move follows the Sup...

Security firms warn of new cyber threat to electricity grid

Security firms warn of new cyber threat to electricity grid

Two cyber security companies said they have uncovered a sophisticated piece of malicious software capable of causing power outages by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission.

Analysis of the malware, known as Crash Override or Industroyer, indicates it was likely used in a...

Delhi RWAs, discoms angry over delay in appointing DERC Chief

Delhi RWAs, discoms angry over delay in appointing DERC Chief

Seven months after the Delhi government cancelled the appointment of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) chairperson Krishna Saini, the regulator continues to be run by a single member.

The delay in the appointment of a new chairperson and member in the three-member commission has upset di...

Solar power price slump to unsustainable levels

Solar power price slump to unsustainable levels

Solar power prices in India have hit rock bottom, but it is not all good news for the electricity-starved country as the phenomenon has hit investor confidence and threatens the country's effort to push its green credentials.

Cut-throat competition has driven prices down to unsustainable levels, unde...

Maharashtra power surplus: So, why are 19 lakh homes in the dark?

Maharashtra power surplus: So, why are 19 lakh homes in the dark?

Back in 2005, Maharashtra was plunged into darkness after state faces power cuts for more than 12 hours every day. As it turned out, the crises in 2005 was just the beginning and lasted for almost a decade when Maharashtra increased its power generation capacity.

Twelve years later, the state became ...

Push for digital payments, power crunch key reasons behind MP farmers' stir

Push for digital payments, power crunch  key reasons behind MP farmers' stir

The move to promote digital payment, electricity crunch and ban on the regulated sale of poppy husk are some of the reasons that led to the farmers' stir in Madhya Pradesh, a top government official said.

The state has been on the boil ever since the farmers launched an agitation last week seeking lo...

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