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Power Ministry says can’t relax UDAY financial norms for TN

Power Ministry says can’t relax UDAY financial norms for TN

The Centre has told the Tamil Nadu government that it cannot give any relaxations for borrowings beyond the mandated norms for the Discoms financial restructuring package.

At a recent meeting the Union Power Ministry expressed its inability to go beyond the FRBM (fiscal responsibility and budget management) norms. The Power Ministry, however, agreed to tweaking some other norms to enable the State join the Centre's scheme to revive financially stressed electricity distribution utilities – the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana or UDAY.

 

UERC wants Power Corpn to get long-term supply deals

UERC wants Power Corpn to get long-term supply deals

The central as well as Uttarakhand governments had envisioned round-the-clock supply of electricity to consumers. However, with the increase in demand and absence of capacity addition, the state has been witnessing shortages even in summer months, when hydro-electric supply levels are high.

Keeping t...

After a year of surplus, coal stocks start to show signs of scarcity

After a year of surplus, coal stocks start to show signs of scarcity

The Central Electricity Authority has officially marked five power stations where coal stocks have reached critical level of which two have been labelled "super critical stock positions," in the early signs of a coal shortage in the country after more than a year.

At least 15 power stations have stoc...

Centre plans to rationalise power tariffs reducing the number of categories

Centre plans to rationalise power tariffs reducing the number of categories

The government plans to make electricity billing more efficient and transparent by reducing the number of categories of consumers, which should improve tariff collection and improve the health of distribution companies. The Central government and states have begun talks to rationalise various catego...

Power Tariff up by 11 paise per unit in MP

Power Tariff up by 11 paise per unit in MP

Get ready to pay more for electricity as the energy charges have gone up by 11 paise per unit from this month in MP. This hike will remain in force from October to December 2016 after which it will be revised for the next quarter.

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has approved ...

Renewable energy destabilizing power eco-systems

Renewable energy destabilizing power eco-systems

Rapid increase in the share of renewables has destabilized the wholesale electricity markets in Europe as it has in India. As a result, power coal-fired generators remain very unsettled and their low prices, sometimes below generation costs, challenge the health of power generators said Capgemini in...

NTPC Group looks to top 50 GW installed capacity by March

NTPC Group looks to top 50 GW installed capacity by March

State-owned NTPC Group is gearing up to cross the milestone of over 50,000 MW installed power generation capacity by March-end 2017 with expected addition of over 4,630 MW.

"The NTPC Group, including its joint ventures and other subsidiaries, will have over 50,000 MW of installed power generation cap...

Kudankulam is still the cheapest of all foreign-built nuclear plants

Kudankulam is still the cheapest of all foreign-built nuclear plants

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant's unit 3 and 4, for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on 15-10-2016 laid the foundation through video-conferencing, are expected to sell electricity at ₹3.90 a kilowatt hour (kWh), according to World Association of Nuclear Operator...

Maharashtra on power trip, hikes duty to 16 per cent

Maharashtra on power trip, hikes duty to 16 per cent

The Maharashtra government has played spoilsport this Diwali by increasing electricity duty for residential consumers to 16 per cent and 21 per cent and 9.30 per cent for commercial and industrial use respectively. The hike in the duty will reflect from the September's electricity bills. The Maharas...

How UDAY is going to help transform India's Power Distribution System

How UDAY is going to help transform India's Power Distribution System

India is the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity with a capacity of 302 gigawatts (GW). It is expected to become a power-surplus country this year, for the first time since Independence, with an energy surplus of 1.1% and a peak surplus of 2.6%. This would have been a remarkable feat ...

NTPC plans 50MW solar power plant for the Andaman & Nicobar

NTPC plans 50MW solar power plant for the Andaman & Nicobar

NTPC will be setting up solar power projects of 50 MW capacity with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at different locations at Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NTPC, the Andaman & Nicobar Administration and the Ministry o...

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