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CERC proposes up to 35% hike in transmission fees

CERC proposes up to 35% hike in transmission fees

Power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed raising transmission charges on short-term and mediumterm electricity transactions by up to 35%, a move seen by industry as detrimental to the sector.

The move will hurt large industrial consumers the most as they will not be able to source cheaper power from spot markets or through other short-term arrangements.

 

The Crisis of the Power Sector Reforms

The Crisis of the Power Sector Reforms

Power Sector Reforms

The crisis of the power sector reforms, carried out over the last three decades, particularly after enacting the 2003 Electricity Act, is now becoming worse. It is estimated that 25,000 MW of capacity today is lying idle, as the distribution companies are not able to pay for elec...

CERC for change in power transmission bid rules

CERC for change in power transmission bid rules

To expedite development of the power transmission network and avoid delay, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has emphasised to the Power ministry the need to give out large projects, instead of breaking these into parcels.

This comes in the wake of increasing numbers of petitions, ...

Absence of coal linkage policy hurts power plants

Absence of coal linkage policy hurts power plants

Short-term measures might impact the long-term plans of power producers, including Adani Power, KSK Energy Ventures and state-owned NTPC, which are arranging coal through the e-auction route or imports in the absence of a coal linkage policy, which impact the viability of their projects.

For example,...

Delhi factory owner gets 2-year jail, Rs 1.48 cr fine for power theft

Delhi factory owner gets 2-year jail, Rs 1.48 cr fine for power theft

Terming power theft to be a major menace for distribution companies, BSES, one of the capital's discoms, on Monday said a special electricity court here has sentenced an offender to two years' jail and a Rs 1.48 crore fine.

"Convict Ranjit Singh Chaudhary is sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment...

Govt mulls creating separate central transmission entity

Govt mulls creating separate central transmission entity

Government is looking at creating a separate entity to function as a dedicated central transmission utility with operational and financial authority, Parliament was informed on 21-12-2016.

"Government has contemplated the creation of a separate entity as a dedicated company having operational and fin...

Electricity distribution companies mop up Rs 277 crore post demonestisation

Electricity distribution companies mop up Rs 277 crore post demonestisation

Electricity distribution companies in Karnataka have managed to collect Rs 277 crore in the last five days, after announcing to accept demonetised notes for bill payment. Energy minister DK Shivakumar on 17-11-2016 said that the companies will continue to accept old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 100 denomi...

Bihar, Bengal challenge CERC’s order allowing Indian Railways to procure electricity from others

Bihar, Bengal challenge CERC’s order allowing Indian Railways to procure electricity from others

T he Indian Railways, which was granted permission by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for procuring electricity directly from power generators, is facing opposition from the state governments of West Bengal and Bihar.

The two states have challenged the CERC order granting deemed d...

Demonetisation: Lucknow man pays Rs 45-lakh power bill in cash

Demonetisation: Lucknow man pays Rs 45-lakh power bill in cash

The Centre's decision to demonetise high value banknotes has come as a blessing in disguise for the cash-strapped Lucknow Electricity Supply Administration (LESA) with its coffers swelling by Rs 93 crore between November 10 and 15.

LESA's cash glut has been fuelled by the rush of customers with astro...

NTPC’s Tapovan hydro project to be commissioned by 2019

NTPC’s Tapovan hydro project to be commissioned by 2019

Facing inordinate delays, state-run NTPC's 520 MW Tapovan Vishnugad hydro electric power plant in Uttarakhand, involving a project cost of around Rs 4,000 crore, is likely to be commissioned by March 2019.

"Our commissioning schedule is March 2019....We do not foresee any hurdles as of now and the pr...

Delhi - Generation companies move Supreme Court against BSES

Delhi - Generation companies move Supreme Court against BSES

State-run power generation companies – Indraprastha Power Generation Company (IPGCL) and Pragati Power Corporation (PPCL) – have again moved the Supreme Court seeking initiation of the contempt of court proceedings against the Reliance Infra-backed BSES power distribution companies and their top bra...

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