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Electricity tariffs may go up by 11 paise per unit: ICRA

Electricity tariffs may go up by 11 paise per unit: ICRA

Electricity tariffs may go up by 11 paise per unit due to an increase in coal prices by state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL), rating agency ICRA said. This expected increase in power tariffs is fuelled by CIL revising coal prices by around 15-18% effective from January 9 midnight.

“This along with the levy of evacuation charges of Rs50 per MT is estimated to increase the cost of generation for coal-based power plants by about 13-15 paise/unit, as per ICRA estimates,” the agency said in a statement.

 

Reliance Infrastructure moves MERC to approve Adani sale deal

Reliance Infrastructure moves MERC to approve Adani sale deal

Reliance Infrastructure Ltd  said it has moved an application before Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking approval to assign its transmission and distribution licences and transfer the integrated Mumbai power business to Adani Transmission Ltd.

The clearance has been soug...

PFC ties up with PTC India to procure electricity from stranded projects

PFC ties up with PTC India to procure electricity from stranded projects

In an attempt to help revive stranded power generation projects, Power Finance Corp. Ltd (PFC) and PTC India Ltd will procure electricity from such projects for sale to distribution utilities.

“PFC Consulting Ltd (PFCCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Finance Corp., has entered into a memorandum...

Telangana government finds farmers wasting power, may review scheme

Telangana government finds farmers wasting power, may review scheme

Barely a week after providing free 24x7 electricity to the agriculture sector in Telangana state, the government will be reviewing the scheme as there are serious concerns about depleting groundwater levels and waste of power.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will hold a meeting with elected repre...

DERC asks for feedback over power tariff revision

DERC asks for feedback over power tariff revision

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) recently issued a notice asking stakeholders for their feedback on the power tariff petitions filed by the three power companies by January-end.
As per sources, the discoms have shown a combined revenue gap of over Rs 2,000 crore in their average revenue...

Adani, JSW & Tatas bid for stake in GMR’s power plant

Adani, JSW & Tatas bid for stake in GMR’s power plant

 Adani Power, JSW Energy and Tata Power have submitted bids to acquire a majority stake in GMR Infrastructure's 1,370-mw power plant in Chhattisgarh. Sources said state-run Neyveli Lignite did not submit its bid for the project. Neyveli had earlier held talks with the lenders for acquiring acontrol...

13 entities show interest in NTPC’s tender to buy out stressed assets

13 entities show interest in NTPC’s tender to buy out stressed assets

Thirteen entities, including private power companies and banks have evinced interest in a tender floated by NTPC, the country's largest power producer, seeking buyout of stressed assets, people aware of the development said.

These entities have bought the bid document and are expected to offer their ...

Methanol and not electricity should replace fuel in India by 2030, says Niti Aayog

Methanol and not electricity should replace fuel in India by 2030, says Niti Aayog

NITI Aayog, the central government’s apex think tank has drafted a hybrid fuel policy that aims to challenge the relevance of the mission of the electric car furthered by both the government and automobile premiers by replacing electricity as fuel with methanol.

Methanol, which is an alternative fuel...

Power ministry not in favour of retrofitting old power plants

Power ministry not in favour of retrofitting old power plants

The power ministry is mulling using supercritical power plants to meet new emission norms instead of retrofitting the old polluting units, which could increase their tariff by up to 93 paise per unit.

The government has estimated a capital expenditure of Rs88 lakh to Rs1.28 crore per megawatt for ret...

24X7 free power supply in Telangana: Special increment for electricity employees

24X7 free power supply in Telangana: Special increment for electricity employees

Round-the-clock power supply to the agriculture sector commenced at 12.01 am on Monday across the state. Telangana was the only state in the country which was providing free power to farmers round-the-clock for agricultural purposes, the state government claimed.Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao de...

How Telangana made a miraculous turnaround in the power sector

How Telangana made a miraculous turnaround in the power sector

For the state of Telangana, the turn around in the power sector is nothing but a miracle. Providing 24/7 power to the agriculture sector, Telangana, when it was formed, had a power deficit of 2,000 million units. This year the state is projected to have a surplus of 3,282 million units.

Incidentally,...

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