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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, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura respectively, by opting to participate in UDAY, by way of cheaper funds, reduction in AT&C and transmission losses, interventions in energy efficiency, etc during the period of turnaround," a Power Ministry statement said.

 

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' (...

Computer Emergency Response Teams will check cybersecurity threat in power sector

Computer Emergency Response Teams will check cybersecurity threat in  power sector

The government has constituted Computer Emergency Response Teams to check cybersecurity threat in the power sector. "Government of India, in line with National Cyber Security Policy, 2013 has created sectoral Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to mitigate cyber security threat in power system...

PFC sanctions Rs 5500 crore loan for Uppur power project

PFC sanctions Rs 5500 crore loan for Uppur power project

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has sanctioned Rs 5,474 crore as term loan to Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) for setting up two thermal power units of 800MW each at Uppur in Ramanathapuram district.

A formal agreement between Tangedco and PFC was signed in New Delhi a few d...

Tata Power agreeable to breakeven tariff for Mundra project

Tata Power agreeable to breakeven tariff for Mundra project

"Absolutely. No issues." This was Tata Power Ltd MD and CEO Anil Sardana's response when asked if the company is willing to settle for a tariff for the 4,000 MW Mundra project that will just cover costs and leave the company with no profits.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear next week the issue ...

New neuclear power plants are no longer financially viable

New neuclear power plants are no longer financially viable

Nuclear energy may end up fatally contaminating the Japanese technology giant Toshiba. On 14 March 2017, Japanese stock exchanges designated Toshiba shares 'Securities under Supervision' for inappropriate accounting in the past. The 'inappropriate accounting' refers to the 713 billion Yen ($6.2 bill...

Tamil Nadu wants Rs 17,000 crore for power upgrade

Tamil Nadu wants Rs 17,000 crore for power upgrade

Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister P Thangamani on 17-03-2017 urged Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal to release Rs 17,000 crores to enhance power infrastructure in the cyclone-prone state. "Either as grant or as soft loan, Rs 17,000 crores have been sought for taking up works such as conversion of 230...

Delhi faces power threat as NTPC threatens to cut supply to BSES over non-payment

Delhi faces power threat as NTPC threatens to cut supply to BSES over non-payment

State-owned power generation company NTPC Ltd has threatened to suspend supply of electricity to the Anil Ambani -run Delhi discoms if they fail to clear dues of Rs 239 crore. The Reliance Group owns two power distribution companies in Delhi — BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd.

NTPC s...

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